Dragonhead Balm - Gorgeous Lemony Herb

Regular price $3.50 USD

Dragonhead balm (Dracocephalum moldavicum) or Moldavian Balm is a mint family herb with gorgeous bluish purple flowers and toothed leaves. With a strong, lemony flavour, this herb is reminiscent of lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), but with a more vibrant flavour that holds even when dried. Makes a wonderfully invigorating herbal tea and dried leaves can be infused into oil and used as a dressing. Freeze the tea in the heat of summer to make refreshing popsicles.

Bees love the flowers when they appear, usually from mid-summer on. 

Special Notes: Self-seeding annual. Hardy zones 2-11. Prefers full sun to partial shade and tends to wither in intense heat. Can be grown in a container. Leaves are green with toothed edges. Flowers are blue to purple. Ornamental, edible, medicinal.

Approximately 50 seeds per packet. Grown and harvested in the 2018 gardening season.

Seed Starting and Growing: Start seeds indoors before the last frost. Sow on soil surface and cover lightly. Transplant outdoors, either in the ground or a large pot, once risk of frost has passed. Can also be direct sown after last frost.

 

About You Grow Girl Seeds:

All of the seeds that I sell were lovingly homegrown and harvested by me, small scale, in my urban garden using organic methods only -- no chemicals or pesticides whatsoever. Tomato varieties are isolated to stay true using the flower bagging method and I test for germination quality. I take special care in choosing varieties that I find unusual, interesting and fabulous, and/or especially suitable for growing in small space gardens.