Dragons Head


100 Seeds

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Dragon’s Head, Organic, Medicinal Seeds, 100 Seeds Per Pack, Moldavian Balm, Heirloom Medicinals

Name: Dragon’s Head
Scientific Name: Dracocephalum moldavica

Origination: Although there is no precise accounting of its native range, Dracocephalum moldavica is known to be native to the temperate climate of Asia; in China (Gansu, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Jilin, Liaoning, Inner Mongolia, Shaanxi, Xinjiang and Shanxi provinces); Russia (Primorsky Krai; eastern and western Siberia); Tajikistan; and Turkmenistan. It has become naturalized in many locales in Eurasia, and is also cultivated elsewhere as a garden ornamental.

Recommended Uses: The seeds are astringent, carminative and tonic. They are used as a demulcent in the treatment of fevers. The plant is astringent, tonic and vulnerary.

Height: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness: Zone 6-9
Flower Color: Medium Blue, Purple
Characteristics: The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.
Uses: Ornament and medicinal herb

Growing Instructions:
Dragon’s head is a self-seeding annual that grows best in moderate to full sun. Start seeds in trays after danger of last frost passed. Barely cover seeds to germinate in 7-14 days. Transplant to full sun up north and light shade farther south, spacing 9-12” apart. Plant grows bushy: 25” tall and 12” wide. Regular fertilization will keep it blooming all summer.


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