purple and white
June to July
8 to 12 in.
1 to 2 ft.
Europe and Russia
sun, part shade
USDA zones 4-8
hardy to 8,000 ft.
Alpine skullcap is a small, shrubby, perennial plant. It grows as a short, tid,y mound of dark green leaves.
In June, it produces short four-sided spikes of attractive purple and white flowers.
Because of its small size alpine skullcap is best suited to rock gardens or front edges of planting beds. It is an easy-care, easy-to-grow plant.
Alpine skullcap has been growing at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden for many years. It is a beautiful little shrubby plant that requires hardly any care. The tidy appearance and pretty flowers make it a good choice for Colorado Springs landscapes.
Cut back dieback, if needed, after new growth emerges in spring.