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
Annual Commercial Maintenance Remove if dead, otherwise dead head spent flowers in spring.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Follow annual maintenance.
Elevation Guide Up to 6200 ft