Skullcap, Helmet (Scutellaria integrifolia), packet of 30 seeds
Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)
Hardy to Zones 5 to 11
Herbaceous perennial native to eastern and southern US. Light-purple flowers, outsized to the plant, rise on hairy stalks to a height of 24 inches. Helmet skullcap was traditionally employed by the Cherokee in much the same way as the official variety (Scutellaria lateriflora), as a nervine tonic and to allay the pain of menstrual cramps. The plant prefers moist soils in the sun to part shade. Sow in fall or spring. Barely cover seeds and tamp securely, then keep cool and moist until germination. These seeds germinated in 14 days in a cool summer greenhouse. Space plants 1 to 2 feet apart.
30 seeds per packet