Blue-violet spires to 20cm. Scutellaria drummondii DRUMMOND’S SKULLCAP enjoys Full Sun as well as Partial Shade.
Easy to grow because it is Hardy in Hot, dry, frost and also most soil conditions. Produces a thick and tough groundcover.
Scutellaria drummondii DRUMMOND’S SKULLCAP was named for Thomas Drummond, who was a Scottish naturalist born around 1790. The generic name is derived from the Latin scutella’, meaning “a small dish, tray or platter’ referring to the plants calyx. However it’s more modern common name refers to the resemblance of the same calyx to “miniature medieval helmets”.
Growing: Scutellaria drummondii
– Height with flowers: 20cm approx.
– Width: 15cm approx.
– Position: Ideally Full Sun but will grow and bloom in Partial Shade but can not wet shade.
– Soil: Will tolerate most soil conditions but must be well drained. Also very tolerant of dry and arid conditions.
– Fragrance: None.
– Frost: Hardy.
– Growth: Perennial Groundcover.
– Attracts: Bees as well as lots of other different types of beneficial pollinators.
– Care: Easy low maintenance plant.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Not first choice for these pests because they do not enjoy the growth.
– Origin: Its range extends across most of the world but mainly in temperate regions.