Scutellaria ovata is an east coast native perennial that forms mounds of metallic purple leaves in the spring. The foliage gives way to a softer green in the summer as its lavender-blue snapdragon-like blooms appear. Also known as Heartleaf Skullcap, this perennial plant prefers partial to full shade and well-drained soil. Scutellaria may go dormant after blooming. Drought tolerant.