Mad Dog Skullcap

Certified Organic Seed

Scutellaria lateriflora 

A medicinal herb for the nerves.

A mint relative with attractive, white-throated, rather showy purple flowers. Historically used for treating insomnia, anxiety, and other ailments of the nervous system. It was also used traditionally for rabies (hence "Mad Dog") and its flowers resemble the military helmets worn by early European settlers (hence "Skullcap"). Harvest the the 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

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