Skullcap (Scutellaria leonardii)

Skullcap (Scutellaria leonardii)

A perfect wildflower for garden borders and edges. Skullcap is short–just 6 inches tall–and sprawls across the ground in dense mats. It’s great for native boulevard gardens because it reseeds and will fill in gaps.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Medium-Dry, Dry
Height:    6 inches
Blooms:    May, June
Color:    Purple
Spacing:    12″
Zones:    3-8
Benefits:    Pollinators

Design Tips

Plant the short Skullcap near borders and garden edges where it can be seen. It has a dense, sprawling form, making it perfect for filling in gaps in the understory, especially in boulevard gardens.

Companion Plants

Prairie Smoke
Star Sedge
Blue Grama Grass