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Dracocephalum moldavica
  • Annual
  • Full Sun
  • Germination Tested November 15, 2023: 80%
  • Approximately 150 seeds per packet
Regular price $5.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $5.00 CAD
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Moldavian Dragonhead, also called Moldavian Balm, is an annual herb in the mint family. The blue/purple flowers are shaped like a toothed dragon! This plant is an excellent tea herb, including iced tea. It has a lemony and minty flavour similar to lemon balm, and it has similar mood-boosting effects. Its traditional medicinal use is for colds. Unlike lemon balm, Moldavian Dragonhead keeps its lemony flavour well when dried. It can also be used as a culinary spice.

Pollinators love these flowers. I originally sourced these seeds after reading that they are one of the top honey plants for bees you can grow. The honey potential is a whopping 180-445 lbs/acre! The sugar content of the nectar is very high at 20-30%. A perfect gift for the beekeeper or pollinator lover.

Grow Moldavian Balm to bring more bees to your garden to increase the yield of your vegetables. The plants look great in an herb garden, pollinator garden, cottage garden, medieval garden, or border.

Harvest the flowering tops when the blooms are just starting to open. Strip leaves from the stalk after drying. Keep cutting off the flowers to encourage more blooms.

Growing Instructions

Direct sow outdoors 2 weeks before last frost. Or start indoors and plant out after last frost.

Shipping & Returns

We ship seeds within Canada for a flat fee of $6, United States for $25, and internationally for $25*. Live plants and bulbs can only be shipped within Canada.


Shipping in Canada 

We ship seeds in Canada via regular letter mail, which is an untracked service, and usually takes 1-2 weeks to arrive. Larger bulbs and plants are sent via tracked flat rate box.


Shipping to the US

We ship all US orders by tracked packet and they usually take two weeks to arrive.

According to the USDA, most seeds require an import permit to be brought into the US and the permit is free and useable for multiple orders/years. The package will list the contents as "Garden Seeds". In our experience shipping seeds over several years, most small orders will make it across the border without issues, but occasionally they will be held at US Customs. 

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required import permit and Cicada Seeds will not be responsible for any orders held or confiscated by US customs.


Shipping Internationally

International orders are usually shipped via untracked packet. The package will list the contents as "Garden Seeds". It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required import permit and Cicada Seeds will not be responsible for any orders held of confiscated by customs.

International shipping countries include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom


If you have any issues with the quality of your order, please contact us within 60 days and we will make it right!

*Shipping fees are in Canadian dollars. 

Ecologically Grown

Seeds are grown ecologically without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
cheri gartrell

good fast early to say how they will grow on...but really happy overall with your company and would recommend your company!

Barb Cottingham
Beautiful and unusual plant

Gorgeous purple blooms that resemble a dragon sticking out its tongue. Had 100% seed viability. Everyone asked what this plant was, including all the bees that visited!