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Pink Skullcap

Scutellaria suffrutescens

Belonging to the Scutellaria genus, Pink Skullcap has a botanical name of Scutellaria suffrutescens.

drought tolerant, heat loving, sun loving plant that is great for the Texas Garden. Scutellaria suffrutescens is in the mint family along with other drought tolerant plants such as Salvias, the flower is reminiscent of tiny snapdragon flowers. The flowers are rose-red to pink in color and small, but they are plentiful which more than makes up for their size, usually Skullcap will hold its bloom from late spring until early fall.. Pink Texas Skullcap has Thyme-like foliage and has a dense growth habit, remaining neat and compact. It can however benefit and responds well to the occasional shearing, which will prevent it from getting thin in the middle. Use Pink Texas Skullcap for rock gardens, on dry hillsides, xeriscaping, or even for container gardening!

Pink Skullcap grows as a perennial and is an ornamental. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Pink Skullcap is known for its mound-forming habit and growing to a height of approximately 60.96 cm (1.98 feet). This plant tends to bloom in mid spring.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Pink Skullcap is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

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How to grow Pink Skullcap

Keep in mind when planting that Pink Skullcap is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Pink Skullcap to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Pink Skullcap from seed

Transplanting Pink Skullcap

As Pink Skullcap is hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Common Pink Skullcap problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Pink Skullcap plants:

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How long does Pink Skullcap take to grow?

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