Balm, Siberian (Dracocephalum ruyschiana), packet of 30 seeds
Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)
Hardy to Zones 2 to 7
(Siberian Dragon’s Head, Dragon’s head, Siberian) Herbaceous perennial native to Central Europe. Rare. Main attraction is that the plant produces myriads of dark purple blue tubular flowers. Plant prefers full sun and fast-draining soils. Good subject for alpine or rock gardens. Sow in fall to early spring. Barely cover seed, tamp well and keep evenly moist until germ. If soil has already warmed up, give 30 to 90 days of cold, moist refrigeration by mixing seed in moist mix in a plastic bag or lidded jar in the fridge, then plant seed in standard greenhouse culture. Smallish plants may be planted 1 foot apart for bedding and flowering.
30 seeds/pkt., Open Pollinated