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Dracocephalum Genus

Dragonhead

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Description

Dracocephalum genus (Dragonhead). This genus consists of about 50 or more species of annuals and perennials, the leaves are aromatic when crushed and are arranged in opposite pairs. The stems terminate in whorls of 2-lipped flowers, they will bloom in blues and purples. They are fully hardy and will prefer a sunny position with fertile, well drained soil. You can propagate by basal cuttings of the young growth in the spring or by seeds or division in the spring or autumn.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Evergreens, Fragrants

Origin

Eurasia, N.Africa and N.USA

Interest and use

Suitable for rock gardens and borders.

Propagation

Basal cuttings of young growth in spring or by seed or division in spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Rust and mildew may be problematic.

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