Moldavian Balm ‘Dragon Balm’ (Dracocephalum moldavica)Regular price $14.95
Moldavian Balm, also known as Maldavian Dragonhead - or as we like to call it in the nursery, Dargon Balm - is an annual herb of the Lamiaceae family, related to Mint and Beautyberry. Native to temperate areas of Asia and Eurasia, the erect, multi-stemmed minty-lemon plant contains ribbed, pleasant scented leaves which can be dried into a tea, used as a spice, or employed for their citrusy essential oil. Their attractive blue-purple summer flowers grow in rows up the plant’s stem and have a similarity to Lemon Balm, bringing all the bees to the yard! Seeds can be used for their astringent properties and have been used in traditional medicine for aiding in fever.
This easy maintenance Moldavian Balm can be easily grown in containers or in a sunny to partially shady place and enjoys arid moisture. Harvest yourself a refreshing Moldavian Balm tea, or add it to your lemonade!
Moldavian Balm, Maldavian Dragonhead, melissa moldavica, moldávicatorongil de turquía, mélisse de moldaviethé des jardinstête de dragon, moldawien–drachenkopfmoldawische melissetürkisch boalsentürkische melisse
Temperate Asia and Eurasia
Culinary, Folk Medicine, Essential Oil
Flowers in Summer
1-2 ft. tall
Soil & Moisture:
Rich, moist, well-draining soil.
Full Sun, Part Shade
Outdoors 6-9; Patio/Greenhouse 4+
Our Moldavian Balm is grown from seed and is capable of harvest within an annual growing season.