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Acinos (Basil Thyme), Ballota (Horehound) & Scutellaria (Skullcaps)

Basil Thymes, Horehounds and Skullcaps are aromatic annuals to perennials within the mint family (Labiatae). Several species are used in the pharmacy for their medical properties. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny, preferably protected spot. Excellent in the rock garden.
Sow seeds flat on top of any rich, well drained soil. Keep pots outside in a protedted spot and transplant to the garden as soon as seedlings are strong enough.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
20 seeds per package.
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Ballota nigra ssp. uncinata (Black Horehound)

Ballota nigra ssp. uncinata (Black Horehound)

30 (50)cm, Black Horehound is a perennial with greyish-green, broadly serrated, pubescent leaves on several upright stalks with whorls of pure white to pale rose flowers. Native of rocky soils in full sun in the Mediterranean. Original seeds collection from eastern Sardinia at some 350m. For any rich, well drained soil in full sun, an excellent rock garden plant. VI-VII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Sardinia, Italy)6369 € 0,99*
(ex Sardinia)
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Scutellaria alpina (Alpine Skullcap)

Scutellaria alpina (Alpine Skullcap)

12cm, Alpine Skullcap is a beautiful perennial species with quite large flower with a violet-blue crown and lower white lip in spring and early summer. It is native of mountain meadows and rock crevices in European mountain ridges from the Pyreness to the Alps, Ventian mountains and mountains in the Balkans. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. An excellent rock garden plant. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package8009 € 4,99
seed package
Scutellaria baicalensis (Baical Skullcap)

Scutellaria baicalensis (Baical Skullcap)

25 (40)cm, Baical Skullcap is amongst the most beautiful perennial members within this genus and has uncountable rich violet-blue flowers in early sumer on medium tall stalks with densely arranged narrow leaves. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package7178 € 4,99
Scutellaria cypria ssp. cypria (Cyprus Skullcap)

Scutellaria cypria ssp. cypria (Cyprus Skullcap)

10cm, Cyprus Skullcap is a rare dwarf perennial endemic of rocky slopes in high elevations of the Troodos mountain range on Cyprus. It makes short stalks with bicolored flowers from rose yellow to orange lilac above dark green, aromatic leaves. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Excellent in a protected spot in the rock garden. VI-VII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 6370 € 7,99
seed package