This rare dragonhead species has deep blue, hooded flowers in late spring to early summer. I'm especially fond of it because it blooms at a time when there are few other flowers in the garden.
Try it with other early bloomers like alyssum, iberis, lychnis and columbine. Also known as Dragon's Head or Dracocephalum tangutica. It is very similar to Dracocephalum ruyschiana. Hardy in zones 4-9.
Sowing Dracocephalum Seeds:
Sow indoors in late winter. Barely cover the seeds, then refrigerate for 3 weeks. Full sun to part shade. Provide afternoon shade in hot summer areas.