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Scutellaria suffrutescens 'Texas Rose' (Cherry skullcap 'Texas Rose')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
2-4 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Scutellaria suffrutescens 'Texas Rose'

Other names

Cherry skullcap 'Texas Rose', Mexican skullcap 'Texas Rose'

Genus

Scutellaria Scutellaria

Variety or Cultivar

'Texas Rose' _ 'Texas Rose' is a compact, mound-forming, herbaceous perennial with tiny, oval, grey-green leaves and small, tubular, two-lipped, deep pink to magenta flowers from early summer into autumn.


Scutellaria suffrutescens 'Texas Rose' is: Deciduous

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming

Flower

Dark-pink in Summer; Dark-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Prone to red spider mites and aphids under glass.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back in late autumn.

Propagation

Seed needs an extended cold period to germinate.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Scutellaria suffrutescens 'Texas Rose' (Cherry skullcap 'Texas Rose') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-4 years.

Suggested uses

Rock, Prairie planting, Low Maintenance, Gravel, Drought Tolerant, Cottage/Informal, Containers, Beds and borders, Banks and Slopes

Cultivation

Grows best in moderately fertile, light, gravelly, neutral to alkaline, well-drained soil in full sun or light, dappled shade. Will tolerate a wide range of conditions. Drought and heat tolerant once established. Apply a deep winter mulch in cold areas.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Scutellaria suffrutescens 'Texas Rose'

Other names

Cherry skullcap 'Texas Rose', Mexican skullcap 'Texas Rose'

Genus

Scutellaria Scutellaria

Variety or Cultivar

'Texas Rose' _ 'Texas Rose' is a compact, mound-forming, herbaceous perennial with tiny, oval, grey-green leaves and small, tubular, two-lipped, deep pink to magenta flowers from early summer into autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming


Colour

Flower

Dark-pink in Summer; Dark-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Prone to red spider mites and aphids under glass.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back in late autumn.

Propagation

Seed needs an extended cold period to germinate.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Scutellaria suffrutescens 'Texas Rose' (Cherry skullcap 'Texas Rose') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-4 years.

Suggested uses

Rock, Prairie planting, Low Maintenance, Gravel, Drought Tolerant, Cottage/Informal, Containers, Beds and borders, Banks and Slopes

Cultivation

Grows best in moderately fertile, light, gravelly, neutral to alkaline, well-drained soil in full sun or light, dappled shade. Will tolerate a wide range of conditions. Drought and heat tolerant once established. Apply a deep winter mulch in cold areas.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Scutellaria suffrutescens 'Texas Rose' (Cherry skullcap 'Texas Rose')

Common pest name

tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Ceratothripoides brunneus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Thrips present in Africa; the Caribbean and parts of Asia; frequently intercepted in the UK. Can cause significant damage to tomatoes and other crops in countries where it is present. Europe wide PRA will consider its potential to establish and cause damage.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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