Scutellaria ovata (Heartleaf Skullcap)

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Heartleaf Skullcap is a shade-loving perennial with velvety, gray leaves and lavender blooms in the spring. It likes to be on the dry side and prefers part shade to shade. The blooms attract butterflies and hummingbirds. It dies back in the hottest part of the summer but comes back reliably in cooler weather.

Heartleaf Skullcap spreads by underground, fleshy roots can fill a space in a short time, making it a good plant for hard-to-fill areas. Spreading can be controlled by digging the unwanted roots or parts of the plant.  It tolerates various soils and is drought tolerant. Heartleaf Skullcap can be used as a ground cover, filler perennial, or a tall border.

 

AT A GLANCE

Texas native Yes
Water use Low, medium
Sun exposure Part shade to shade
Bloom color Purple
Bloom time Spring
Mature height 1-3 ft
Attracts Butterflies, hummingbirds
Deer resistant Yes

 

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 Present in state
 Present in county and native
 Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state         
 Not present in state
 Present and rare, native in county
 Previously present, now extinct
 Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)