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Dragon Head - Turkish Balm [Dracocephalum moldavicum]

Dragon Head - Turkish Balm [Dracocephalum moldavicum]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the floor with hay or straw, evaporation can be reduced by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal humid microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of plants, but also enormously reduces water consumption. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and harvest quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times, even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The desiccation of the soil leads to a huge decline in micro-and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in a barren soil over time. Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed with full-scale irrigation remains longer than if watering is only carried out selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured surfaces, in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to achieve it again and again.

Shipping and pick-up information

We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

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The dragon's head is an annual tea plant that has a long tradition and is native to southeastern Russia, Moldova, Turkey and Iran. The plants form several upright and branched stems that are colored purple and covered with tiny hairs pointing downwards. The flowers of the drought-resistant species are blue-violet and the smell and taste are reminiscent of a mixture of lemon balm and anise. The plant has a general digestive effect and, with its beautiful and long-lasting flowers, is an excellent cut flower or bee pasture. Loves a sunny location and copes with almost any garden soil.

General information
Plant family: Lamiaceae
Life Cycle: One year
Days to harvest: 130 days
Plant height approx.: 50 cm
Root Type: Deep Root
Nutrient requirements: Weak Eaters
Water Requirements: Means
Winter hardiness: Up to 3 °C
Location: Sunny
Floor: Permeable, slightly loamy, humus, calcareous

PH: 7 to 8

Sowing and planting information
Germ Type: Light germ
Seed Depth: 0 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 15-22 °C
Germination time: 7-14 days
Planting, row spacing: 20x35 cm

Optimal mixed culture: -
Unfavorable mixed culture: -

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly outdoors from February to June.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly outdoors from March to June.

Sow in rows or as a litter.
Turkish lemon balm prefers a sunny and warm location with permeable, light loamy, humus-rich and calcareous soil.

Additional tips
Weakly acidic soils or those with a high clay content are not suitable for cultivation. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and well-drained soil, an additional incorporation of biochar and primeval rock flour is recommended.

Type of propagation
Spread occurs via seeds.

Care Plants
No care or fertilization needed.

Germination ability of seeds: 2-3 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Dracocephalum moldavicum
English Names: Dragonhead, turkish balm
German names: Drachenkopf ,Türkische Melisse, Moldavische Melisse, Moldovischer Drachenkopf
Portuguese names: Erva-cidreira, turca de escorpião
Spanish Names: Bálsamo De Limón, Turco De Cabracho
French names: Ras casse, Mélisse Turque

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals
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