A good herb for tea to relieve anxiety, stress and tension, this perennial with square stems and blue flowers is better grown in a pot due to its spreading nature.
- Easy to grow
- Dries well for winter use
- Bee herb
- Relaxing properties
Originally native to North America, it was formerly used for hysteria and anxiety and is now more commonly used along with valerian root to help with insomnia. The tubular blue flowers that appear in summer along the length of the stems are visited by long-tonged bees.
- Height: 30-60cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: Blue
- Flowering period: June - September
Skullcap is comparable to mint with its range of spread and so if you don’t want a massive patch of it in the garden, confine it to a pot. It prefers a sunny spot and reasonably well drained soil and the whole stems complete with leaves and flowers are harvested and dried in late summer, after this there may be a little bit of growth again, but skullcap dies right down during the winter and emerges again the following spring.
Herbs are usually dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays via a 24hr courier service, within 2-4 days of placing your order. Please note that at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
1 - 24 herbs - £5.60
25+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.