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Growth habit.

Flowers and foliage.

Baikal Skullcap
Scutellaria baicalensis


Upright stems with lanceolate, slightly hairy, leaves grow in a rounded bushy form. Blue-purple tubular flowers with a white lower lip bloom on one sided spikes.

Plant Type: perennial

Plant Form or Habit: upright/vertical

Plant Use: In beds and borders, informal gardens, or in rock gardens.

Light Requirement: full sun

Flower Color:
dark blue
Bloom Period:
late spring
early summer
Height: Minimum: 12 inches      Maximum: 16 inches

Width: Minimum: 8 inches     Maximum: 10 inches

Foliage Texture: medium

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

Water Requirements: average

Additional Comments: Likes alkaline soil. Native to Siberia. The root of this plant has been used medicinally to lower blood pressure, fever, and cholesterol levels. It also has been used as a diuretic, to control bleeding, as an anti-bacterial, to aid in digestion, and to discourage miscarriages.

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