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RE: Dragon Lily


LOL!!!  I can't say what I'm thinking.  LOL!!! 

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of james singer
Sent: Friday, October 13, 2006 6:06 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Dragon Lily

Also, I haven't been able to find a reference to the word "Viagra" 
before 1996, for whatever that's worth [if anything].


On Oct 13, 2006, at 5:48 PM, james singer wrote:

> Someone who knows more about this than I do should jump in, but it 
> seems to me that there is an association between "Dracunculus" and 
> "Draco."
>
> On Oct 13, 2006, at 5:26 PM, Kitty wrote:
>
>> Thanks Gene.  I really wish more Americans weren't so averse to 
>> botanical names.  As to the common name, dragon lily, I found several 
>> possibilities, some that would only be called such if one combined 
>> two of their common names.
>>
>> Arisaema utile - Cobra Lily, Dragon Arum Calla palustris - Swamp 
>> Lily, Water Dragon Caltha palustris - Cow Lily, Water Dragon 
>> Cordyline australis - Palm Lily, Dragon Plant Gladiolus dalenii- 
>> Dragon's Head Sword Lily Saururus cernuus - Swamp Lily, Water Dragon 
>> Dracunculus vulgaris - Dragon Lily, Voodoo Lily, Viagra Lily and 
>> Stink Lily.
>>
>> Kitty
>> neIN, Zone 5
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Gene Bush" 
>> <genebush@otherside.com>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Friday, October 13, 2006 7:00 AM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Dragon Lily
>>
>>
>>> Kitty,
>>>    I have Dracunculus vulgaris, also known as Devil's Arum in my 
>>> current inventory. Check my web site for more information and 
>>> description. Never hear it called a dragon lily before.
>>>    It is, indeed, a tuber. Not difficult to grow. Tubers settle 
>>> themselves into the soil just below soil line.
>>>    Gene E. Bush
>>> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
>>> www.munchkinnursery.com
>>> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
>>> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
>>>> Daryl & Jim,
>>>> I googled before asking chat and from what I came across, 
>>>> Dracunculus seemed like a good bet.  But never having seen this 
>>>> donor's plants (couldn't she have taken a pic?) I wasn't sure what 
>>>> to do.  I did just begin cleaning them and they now seem more like 
>>>> tubers to me - they look like round potatoes and they have eyes.
>>>> I don't want to sound ungrateful, I just feel frustrated trying to 
>>>> sell something w/out knowing what it is for sure.  I also like to
>>>> give cultural information and I don't know what to write.   I 
>>>> suppose I could post this "guess' and the details Jim sent and 
>>>> state that this "might" be it.
>>>> Kitty
>>>
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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Heat Zone 10
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Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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