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Dragon Head Turkish Balm [Dracocephalum moldavicum]

Dragon Head Turkish Balm [Dracocephalum moldavicum]

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Tips to reduce water use

We recommend mulching the beds.
Experience has shown that covering the ground with hay or straw can reduce evaporation by 80%. Keeping the beds evenly moist will create an optimal moist microclimate under the mulch. This not only helps the plants to grow, but also reduces the water consumption enormously. 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 crop 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. Drying out the soil causes a huge reduction in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in an infertile soil.
Tests have shown that the addition of water to the entire bed is lower over a longer period of time than if it is only poured selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas, as opposed to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed were filled with moisture.
Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach this level again and again.

Shippping and pickup information

We offer CTT shipping for seeds worldwide! With us you always get a tracking number to track your parcel. The shipping costs differ depending on the continent.
Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping Portugal (with Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or Parcel up to 500g = €3.50
Parcel up to 2kg = €8
Parcel more than 2kg = €16

Europe shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €9.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €14
Parcel up to 2kg = €20
Parcel more than 2kg = €40

United States shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7.50
Parcel up to 500g = €15.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €24
Parcel up to 2kg = €33.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €67

World shipping (to all other areas)
Envelope up to 100g = €6.50
Parcel up to 500g = €14
Parcel up to 1kg = €21
Parcel up to 2kg = €31.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €63

After completing your order when you check out, you will receive an order confirmation email from us with your tracking number.

Pick up
You can pick up your order at any time by appointment at our farm or at the markets we visit. The possible pick-up options will be displayed to you directly when you check out.

Markets we visit can be found above in the menu bar under"Market Dates"

The Dragon head is an annual tea plant native to southeastern Russia, Moldova, Turkey and Iran. It has blue-violet flowers and the smell and taste are reminiscent of a mixture of lemon balm and anise. The plant has a general digestive effect. With beautiful, long-lasting flowers, it also makes an excellent cut flower or bee pasture. Loves a sunny spot and gets along with almost any garden soil.

General information
Plant family: Lamiaceae
Lifecycle: Annual
Culture duration: 130 days
Plant hight approx: 50 cm
Root type: Deep and shallow rooter
Nutrient requirements: Low
Water requirements: Middle
Winter hardiness: until 3°C
Location: Sunny
Soil: Nutritious, humic rich and moist

pH value: 7 until 8

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Light germinator
Sowing depth: 0 cm
Best germination temperature: 15-22°C
Germination time: 7-14 days
Plant-, row distance: 20x35 cm

Optimal mix culture: 
Unfavorable mix culture: 

Planting information
Sow directly outdoors, in rows or broadcast, from March to June at an ambient temperature of 15°C. The Dragon head has no special demands on the ground. It loves warmth and prefers to thrive in sunny locations and on permeable, calcareous soil. Weakly acidic soils or those with a high clay content are not suitable for cultivation.

Other names
Latin botanical names: Dracocephalum moldavicum
English names: Dragon head turkish balm
German names: Drachenkopf Türkische Melisse
Portuguese names: Erva-cidreira turca de escorpião
Spanish names: Bálsamo De Limón Turco De Cabracho
French names: Rascasse Mélisse Turque


Potent germination capacity: 2-3 years

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