A picture of a Northern dragonhead

Northern dragonhead

Dracocephalum ruyschiana

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

40cm

30cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Northern dragonhead Overview

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.

Common problems with Northern dragonhead

How to propagate Northern dragonhead

Division

Propagate by division of established clumps.

Other uses of Northern dragonhead

Suitable for rock gardens and borders.