Scutellaria suffrutescens, Pink Texas Skullcap, Cherry Skullcap
Common Names:Cherry Skullcap
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Height: 1′ – 2′
Spacing/Spread: 2′ – 4′
Color: Pink flowers.
Texas Native: No, but particularly well adapted to central Texas and Austin.
Features: An evergreen low growing perennial. Pink flowers during the summer.
Austin Native Landscaping: “One of the greatest low layer plants you can use! It is very neat and tidy, and will keep its round form quite well. The small pink flowers are adorable and will brighten your day during summer’s hot days. Pink Skullcap is very versatile; Not only it will thrive in both full sun and part shade but it is also an evergreen that will add much needed greenery during the winter. Disease and pest resistance and quite drought tolerant: Pink Skullcap is a no brainer choice for Austin waterwise landscapes.”
Family: Lamiaceae (Pronounced – lay-mee-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Scutellaria (Pronounced – skew-teh-LARE-ee)
Species: suffrutescens (Pronounced – suf-roo-TES-kens)
Propagation: Seeds, stem cuttings.