Herb latin name: Dracocephalum heterophyllum


Family: Labiatae



Edible parts of Dracocephalum heterophyllum:

Root - cooked.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Habitat of the herb:

Open slopes in dry areas. Stony slopes of mountain streams, pebbles, clayey, stony and sometimes sandy mountain slopes.

Propagation of Dracocephalum heterophyllum:

Seed - sow in an outdoor seedbed in April/May. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 4 weeks at 15C. If seed is in short supply then we would recommend sowing it in a pot in a cold frame, potting it up as soon as it is large enough to handle and growing it on in the frame for the first winter, planting out in late spring. Division in spring or autumn. Basal cuttings in April/May. Harvest the shoots when they are about 10 - 15cm long with plenty of underground stem. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer.

Cultivation of the herb:

Open slopes in dry areas. Stony slopes of mountain streams, pebbles, clayey, stony and sometimes sandy mountain slopes.

Medicinal use of Dracocephalum heterophyllum:

None known

Known hazards of Dracocephalum heterophyllum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.