NCBG Seeds Hoary Skullcap
Hoary skullcap has dense spikes of showy, deep blue flowers that bloom for many weeks in late summer. Its handsomely textured foliage contrasts beautifully with its unusual flowers. Its odd common name comes from the resemblance of the calyx of each flower to a skullcap. This Southeastern native perennial typically grows in the mountains of North Carolina in open woods and clearings and along roadsides. It is attractive enough to make the transition to a more formal garden. 2014 N.C. Wildflower of the Year.