My favorite Scoot - Scutellaria pectinata

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Kelaidis
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My favorite Scoot - Scutellaria pectinata

Actually, I have a number of faves, but the one I think that has the greatest potential is Scutellaria pectinata, obviously allied to the orientalis complex. The pert, upright flowers and burnt orange/red color are both delightful, but best of all it makes a very tight cushion and blooms in August and September, that low point for most of our gardens.

Mark McD
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Kelaidis wrote:

Actually, I have a number of faves, but the one I think that has the greatest potential is Scutellaria pectinata, obviously allied to the orientalis complex. The pert, upright flowers and burnt orange/red color are both delightful, but best of all it makes a very tight cushion and blooms in August and September, that low point for most of our gardens.

Panayoti, if you are going to show photos of delectable "scutes" like that, then you are obliged to provide seed. Where has this beauty been all my life, I want some!  Gimme gimme gimme!  :D  The flowers look like little gaping fish at feeding time.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

RickR
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Nice species.  It looks like it is fuzzy/pubescent.  I've only grown S. baicalensis, which is not.  Any foreseeable problems with heat or humidity, more so than general alpines?

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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