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Dracocephalum ruyschiana

Northern dragonhead

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.3m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourRich blue purple
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Dracocephalum ruyschiana (Northern dragonhead). This perennial species from Europe and northern Asia which grows to 60cm tall. It has lance-shaped leaves with inrolled margins and upright felted stems. The flowers are a rich blue-purple and produced in short spikes from mid- to late summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Europe to Siberia

Interest and use

Suitable for rock gardens and borders.

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Needs

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

Propagation

Propagate by division of established clumps.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Rust and mildew may be problematic.

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