Northern Dragonhead

The periwinkle flowers of Northern Dragonhead (Dracocephalum ruyschiana) are just as fascinating to pollinators as they are to gardeners! Two-lipped tubular blooms resembling dragon heads appear in late spring, sure to attract butterflies and other beneficial insects. Narrow lance-shaped leaves are lightly aromatic. With a bushy and compact yet loose habit, this deer-resistant plant is an excellent choice for the front of garden borders, or trailing along walls in full sun locations.
Zones3 - 7
Advantages
Bee Friendly
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Groundcover
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Great For Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Height6-12" tall
Mature Spread12-18" tall
Bloom TimeMid to late summer
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SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot
SKUHC017447

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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24” tall x 12-18” wide. Northern Dragonhead (Dracocephalum ruyschiana) is a bushy perennial that enjoys a full-sun site with some shelter from afternoon rays in hot climates. Each flower resembles a gaping dragon’s head – hence Northern Dragonhead’s common name! Though tolerant of drier soils, Northern Dragonhead appreciates regular watering and will do its best in well-draining but moisture retentive soil with average-to-good fertility. After the plant blooms, trim back by a third to encourage a tidy habit and fresh new foliage. A good choice along sunny walls or pathways, Northern Dragonhead is rarely severely damaged by browsing deer. 

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SKUHC017447
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Common Name
Northern Dragonhead
Botanical Name
Dracocephalum ruyschiana
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Blue
Mature Height
6-12" tall
Mature Spread
12-18" tall
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Bee Friendly, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Groundcover, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
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