Native perennial wildflower. Leaves and blossoms valued for centuries for calming, tonifying and strengthening the nervous system. Also known as “Mad-Dog Skullcap”, Virginia Skullcap” or “Blue Skullcap”. Small blue flowers bloom July-September on 2 ft tall plants. Pollinator friendly. Permaculture, polyculture and homestead favorite.
Seeds need cold scarification and light to germinate. Direct seed in fall for spring plants or sow seed in flats 6-8 weeks before last frost, moisten soil and place in fridge for at least 15-30 days. Transplant into garden preferably in part shade, 12 inches apart. Keep well weeded. Will fill in quickly. Blooms July-September.