Scutellaria pontica description
Reddish-purple, tubular flowers in the summer.
Good for the front of a border, or in a container, or .
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a border, in containers, alpine bed, rock garden or by a patio and is tricky because it doesn’t like the winter wet, so it must be in a well drained soil with gravel around it’s stem.
Common name: Turkish Skullcap.
The best position in the garden:
What type of soil:
Well drained soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Hardy if in well drained soil.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
It can sometimes suffer from dead foliage going rotten and effecting new growth, so occasionally remove dead foliage from ground level.
Size of plant:
Height 15 cm.
Spread 20 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 25 plants per square metre.
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