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Dracocephalum canescens

 
Dracocephalum canescens
dragonhead
Synonym(s) Lallemantia canescens
Common name dragonhead
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7-8?)
Flowers blue
Size 6-12"
Light full sun
From seed Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below

Hmmm, GRIN recognizes Dracocephalum canescens and Lallemantia canescens as separate species, but it appears they are one and the same. We grew it as Dracocephalum several years ago (it lasted a few years before fading away). I recently obtained seed for Lallemantia, then found out it's the same thing. Which isn't a bad thing, it was a nice enough plant to have around with its blue flowers on short plants. It may have disappeared because it's not supposed to be quite hardy in our zone 6 garden.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: rock garden annex

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed for L. canescens from NARGS '09/'10 exchange. Baggy 70F with light (83%G, 3-6d)


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