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Dracocephalum forrestii

 
Dracocephalum forrestii
dragonhead
Common name dragonhead
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers blue-purple
Size 6-12"
Light part shade
Cultural notes well-drained soil, not too dry

Species from China, with fairly typical dragonhead flowers carried on upright stems, atop a mass of very clean-looking mid-green linear leaves. I managed to grow just a single seedling, which didn't bloom until its second year, in a trough.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '09/'10 exchange. Baggy 35F (9w) - 70F (4%G, 6d)
  2. Seed from NARGS '11/'12 exchange. Baggy 70F (4w) - 70F with light (18d; no G)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 35F (10w) - 70F with light (10%G, 11d)


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