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Scutellaria ovata
Common Name: Heartleaf Skullcap Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)

Scutellaria ovata
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The foliage of this eastern North American native has a purple lustre as it emerges. As this attractive colouration fades the plant produces masses of purple flowers with white highlights. Prefers a dry, gravelly part shade but tolerant of shade and more moist soils. Popular with butterflies. Deer resistant.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Rocky open woods, glades, rocky ledges, bluffs.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPurple 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourWhite 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer - Fall 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Shade Part Shade Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Moist Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone4-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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