Smoky Hills skullcap
Scutellaria resinosa 'Smoky Hills'
Tidy mounds of greenish-grey leaves covered with bright purple-blue flowers tipped with white in early summer. Thrives in hot, sunny locations with well-drained soil, this shortgrass prairie native was named for the Smoky Hills of Kansas where it was first collected. Introduced by Great Plants for the Great Plains. Xeriscape. Read more here. Tips from the pros: Occasional deadheading will encourage repeat flowering through the summer and early fall.
|Water Needs||Dry to xeric|
|USDA Hardiness Zone||Zones 4-9|
|Soil Type||Loam, sandy|
|Good for Pollination||Yes|
|North American Native||Yes|
|Annual Commercial Maintenance||Prune back/shear to ground in spring.|
|5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance||Follow annual maintenance. Can be long lived perennial if growing conditions are correct.|
|Elevation Guide||Up to 6200 ft|