Scutellaria 'Purple Fountain'

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Plant Habit:Herb/Forb
Life cycle:Perennial
Sun Requirements:Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences:Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness:Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone:Zone 13
Plant Height:8 - 12 inches
Plant Spread:18 - 24 inches
Leaves:Semi-evergreen
Flowers:Showy
Flower Color:Pink
Purple
Other: Deep purple-red; magenta; fuchsia pink
Bloom Size:1"-2"
Flower Time:Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: To frost
Uses:Groundcover
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant:Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Containers:Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2017-04-14
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2015-04-08
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Posted by sunkissed (Winter Springs, FL - Zone 9b) on Apr 14, 2017 7:44 AM

Scutellaria longifolia. 'Purple Fountains' has Fuschia pink, 1 1/2", tubular blooms are borne throughout most of the year on this beautiful tropical trailing perennial. Glossy green slightly quilted foliage on arching to trailing stems.
This plant has been in my garden since 2006, I bought it at a nursery but have never seen it since. It loves containers with rich soil, but my first plant is in the ground in a sunny location. I've taking clippings and stuck them into flower pots around my garden and started many new plants. It takes very cold weather, and I don't think it has ever completely frozen back. Does well in sun or shade, and flowers most the year, heavier blooms in cooler months. Native To / Cultivar Origin: Central America - Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize, Costa Rica

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