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Moldavian Balm, Dragonhead
  • Moldavian Balm, Dragonhead
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  • Moldavian Balm, Dragonhead
  • Moldavian Balm, Dragonhead
  • Moldavian Balm, Dragonhead

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Balm - Moldavian Dragonhead (75 seeds) (HB204) $2.75

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Balm - Moldavian Dragonhead

         
 
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(Dracocephalum moldavicum) Eurasian native that has been cultivated for centuries. The minty-lemony leaves and large purple flowers have long been used in a tea for reputed herbal benefits, including "lightening a discouraged heart." Beloved by bees, like all the mint tribe.
 
Balm - Moldavian Dragonhead
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 6
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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16 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Smitty
Location:
Raleigh, NC, United States
Date:
January 31, 2016
          5.0
 
Lightens my heart
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Pretty, great aroma

What are the cons? None

Review:

I bought this because of the marketing. Who wouldn't want an herbal tea that lightens a discouraged heart? I direct sowed several in my herb garden in April but either none germinated or those that did died before I knew what they were. I was disappointed, but hey, I work at a research greenhouse. So I researched how to get them to germinate. The secret was to put the seeds in the dirt. I don't know why they didn't sprout in my garden because they came up in huge numbers with no special treatment in the greenhouse. I'll definitely try again this spring in the herb garden. I brought the plants home and snipped them and dried them and just this morning made tea. The aroma is great, better than the flavor, but the flavor is fine--a hint of lemon/lavender with straw (if you like pu-erh tea you'll love this). I certainly feel pretty happy this morning so clearly this is a plant with real promise. I look forward to planting more.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Praz
Location:
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, United States
Date:
December 9, 2015
          5.0
 
surprisingly easy to grow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? seed harvest,aroma & flavor

What are the cons? grows as an annual in nj

Review:

Decided to buy this on a whim as I was in the mood grow something new and possibly find a plant that could be used as a tea plant. From the description this plant seemed similar to lemon balm. So one winter i decided to throw some seeds in some starter pots.I found little info whether they needed stratifying or not. Well in the early spring these guys all germinated no problem! I had and unfortunate mishap with the containers falling over and losing my plants but the one i did save did great! Flowers do crap out around late summer and early fall. But they do give way to seed pods to harvest! I wouldn't suggest letting the seeds drop because they will germinate in early fall, not flower, and not return. Check the plants often for dry seed pods. Seeds will be similar color to basil.Oh.and that flavor and aroma is great too. Would be good in tea blends or on its own. not sure whether the leaves or flowers are best to harvest though. Needless to say, i'll give this a go next year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Electra
Location:
Coquille, OR, United States
Date:
June 29, 2015
          5.0
 
My favorite tea
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Taste

What are the cons? Doesn't always grow well

Review:

This makes the most amazing tasting tea ever! I have had very poor luck growing more than a couple stunted plants untill this year. I would have given up if the little I got wasn't so excelent. Not sure what I did so different this year but It's making a lovely patch this time. Great, I won't have to hord my few sprigs for special occassions now!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rhonda
Location:
norwalk, CA, United States
Date:
May 26, 2015
          5.0
 
Awesome new favorite
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow, tastes good

What are the cons? none

Review:

I'm so glad I tried this plant! It is growing very well here in southern california. Tea made from the leaves is very tasty, and blends well with other herbs, lemon, and honey. The bees and pollinators are loving the beautiful purple flowers. Definitely a keeper in my garden.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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42 out of 44 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Raine
Location:
Winchester, KY
Date:
November 15, 2013
          5.0
 
Beautiful
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Flowers and scent

What are the cons? None

Review:

Lovely purple flowers with deeper green foliage. The scent of the crushed leaves is a bit addictive. I truly enjoyed the tea I made with it. We found that it liked semi-shade and a fair amount of water in our warmer climate.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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