Dracocephalum

Dracocephalum botryoides

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dracocephalum (dray-koh-SEF-uh-lum) (Info)
Species: botryoides (bot-ROY-dees) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Groundcovers

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Evergreen

Succulent

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Avon, Colorado

Parker, Colorado

Grand Marais, Michigan

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 6, 2012, IHeartPlanties from Eagle-Vail, CO (Zone 4b) wrote:

Low maintainance plant that is growing well in the mountains of Colorado (7600 ft.) Tucked next to a large rock and surrounded by rocky soil. 2 years since I planted it, no suplimental watering or fertalizing since the 1st year. Loads of flowers, and foliage is interesting too. I saw new little plants starting to sprout nearby, I'm keeping them, hopefully they fill in the area around some other things... Bees always visiting it.

Positive

On Apr 4, 2010, NancyMcD from Grand Marais, MI wrote:

This completely charming little plant must have full sun and good drainage. The tiny leaves are perfect by themselves; the flowers are a bonus. I lost my plants by letting larger things crowd them out, but I will definitely replace them. Dracos are easy from seed, if you give them a gritty seeding medium. They like a pebble mulch or to have rocks tucked around them.

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