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Baikal Skullcap Seeds - Herbaceous Perennial Flower

Scutellaria baicalensis


The dry root slices are also available in the shop, when stock is plentiful.


Life Cycle:  Perennial
Height:  18-24 in
Max Width:  12-18 in
USDA Zone:  4-8
Light:  Full Sun / Partial Sun
Harvest:  aerial parts = 120 days; roots = 3 years

Baikal Skullcap Seeds - Scutellaria baicalensis

    • Common Names = Baikal Skullcap / Chinese Skullcap / Huang Qin / Scute
    • Low maintenance - drought-tolerant & frost-hardy; can thrive in poor soil.
    • Bluish-purple flowers - Attractive to bees, butterflies, and birds.
    • Young leaves are cooked as a vegetable, and whole plant is dried to make herbal tea.
    • Dried roots are one of the Top 50 fundamental TCM herbs used in traditional healing.
    • Used in herbal remedies for insomnia, respiratory conditions, inflammation, and liver function.
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