Dracocephalum rupestre



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Dracocephalum rupestre

Large, intense rich blue flowers shaped like the heads of dragons.

Sun to 1/2 Shade.
Hardy in dry & frost.
Water-wise & drought tolerant. Copes in poor or rocky soil.

Forms evergreen dense foliage mound. Ideal edges or pots.

30cm H x 30cm W.


Suitable for beginners and gardening with kids

Sow seed at any time of year in punnets indoors / or scatter directly in the garden during winter-spring.

First sow the seed in a punnets on the surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Now pat very gently to the surface of the mix, to ensure good contact. L
But only very barely cover the seed with some sieved mix.
Because these seeds need good light for germination.

Now moisten the punnet thoroughly by standing it in a shallow water bath.
And allowing the moisture to percolate to the surface of the mix from below.

Then place the moist, sown punnet in a warm, well-lit position (not in direct sunlight).
You can use a heat mat if you have one, but it is not essential as these seeds are willing germinators if kept warm.

Temperatures of 20°C approx. best for rapid and optimum germination.

Continue to keep the punnet moist.
Seedlings emerge approx. 14-30 days.

However if the seeds are shy to sprout after 30 days – it means the seeds have gone naturally dormant and want a period of chilling to break their dormancy.
So wrap the moist, sown punnet in cling-wrap.
And place in the fridge (not freezer) for 4 weeks.
Then remove, unwrap, & return to warm, well-lit position.

SEED COUNT: 15 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stared seed count and give a generous serve).

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