Cherry skullcap

Scutellaria suffrutescens

Cherry Skullcap, Scutellaria suffrutescens, Plant Select
Low mounding subshrub with continuous display of hot, cherry-red flowers. Grows best in sunny, well-drained sites. Good in raised beds, rock gardens or in front of the border. Tender perennial. Xeriscape.

Tips from the pros: Occasional light shearing will encourage a greater number of buds and blooms. Cut plants back to the ground in late winter to early spring.
Plant Type Tender Perennial
Height 4-8 inches
Width 10-14 inches
Flowering Season Spring to fall
Flower Color Red
Sun Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Moderate to dry
USDA Hardiness Zone 6-9; protected sites zone 5a
Soil Type loam, sandy or amended clay
Deer Resistant No
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest No
North American Native Yes
Year Introduced 2004