Mad Dog Skullcap

Certified Organic Seed

Scutellaria lateriflora 

A medicinal herb for the nerves.

A perennial mint relative with attractive, white-throated, rather showy purple flowers. In the wild, skullcap is found growing near marshes, meadows, and partially shaded wetlands; similarly, it will do well in moist garden conditions.

Historically used for treating insomnia, anxiety, and other ailments of the nervous system, the leaves make a tasty, soothing tea. It was also traditionally used for treating rabies (hence "Mad Dog"), but we hope you don't have rabies.

The edible flowers are named for their resemblance to European Medieval helmets. Harvest the leaves and flowering parts 3" above the ground for use in teas or tinctures. Can be used fresh or dried.

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Requires cold stratification. Mix seeds with a moistened starting medium in sealed plastic bag and refrigerating a week. Then plant seeds indoors for a 2 week germination period. Just barely cover seeds with soil and keep moist but not wet. After the last frost, transplant seedlings outdoors in full sun or partial shade. The plants should be spaced a foot apart.

Days to Germination 14
Days to Maturity 80
Planting Depth ⅛"
Spacing in Row 14-18"
Spacing Between Rows 18"
Height at Maturity 24"
Width at Maturity 12-24"
Sun Preference Full to Partial Sun

Niky Motekallem is an Iranian-American illustrator who depicts flora and fauna in various states of decay. She uses intricate lines and bright colors inspired by her Persian roots to depict rot and rebirth.

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