Skullcap, Baikal

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Skullcap, Baikal, Scutellaria Baicalensis, 4in potted plants, Organic Plants, GMO Free Plants, Lamiaceae

4in Potted Plant

Name: Skullcap, Baikal
Scientific Name: Scutellaria Baicalensis
Family: Lamiaceae

One of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine, Baikal skullcap is said to have a variety of uses. Research has shown that it is helpful in treating allergies and respiratory conditions, such as food allergies, allergic edema, asthma, nettle rash, eczema, hay fever and otitis media. Traditionally it has been used to treat fevers, diarrhea, urinary conditions, coughing, and wheezing.
This is a low growing perennial with long spear shaped leaves, and bears a number or hairy blueish-purple flowers, which are said to mimic medieval helmets.

Origination: Asia (Eurasia, Russia)
Recommended Uses: Inflammation, infection, calming the nerves and reducing anxiety. fever, jaundice, dysentery, diarrhea, urinary tract infections, arthritis
Height: 1ft (1-2 ft wide)
Hardiness: zones: Perennial (zones 4-8)
Flower Color: Blue-purple
Maturity: 120 Days

Growing Instructions:
Baikal Skullcap prefers a sunny to part shade position, with a light soil if possible. The soil should be well drained, but should not be bone dry. Once established this plant becomes more drought tolerant. It is quite hardy, easy to grow and will also tolerate low temperatures and frost. The potency of the active chemicals in the roots is said to be greater if the plant is grown in poor, sandy soils.

1 review for Skullcap, Baikal

  1. Dean W. (verified owner)

    Purchased 2 plants and the Skullcap seemed to die shortly after getting it and I sent them a note about it and didn’t get a response but later I was looking at the note sent with order I was getting ready to throw it away and saw that something was written on the back side which said that the Skullcap was going dormant but was alive. I never saw it until weeks after and it has started growing so everything is good.

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