Texas Rose Pink Skullcap

A beautifully flowering herbaceous groundcover bathed with pink flowers accented with fuchsia; spectacular when in mass bloom; lovely in the garden, or along low borders or walkways.

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Characteristics

Species: suffrutescens

Other Species Names: Cherry Skullcap

Plant Height: 4 in.

Spread: 15 in.

Evergreen: No

Plant Form: spreading

Summer Foliage Color: green

Minimum Sunlight: partial shade

Maximum Sunlight: full sun

Ornamental Features

Texas Rose Pink Skullcap is bathed in stunning spikes of pink pea-like flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to early fall. Its narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Texas Rose Pink Skullcap is an herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition. This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It has no significant negative characteristics. Texas Rose Pink Skullcap is recommended for the following landscape applications; Mass Planting General Garden Use Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Texas Rose Pink Skullcap will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 6 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 15 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 4 years. This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. Texas Rose Pink Skullcap is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden