Here in Norfolk, England,
Dracunculus vulgaris also stays
out all year but against a sunny wall. It also blooms reliably and
dreadfully at 3ft plus. It may not be something to plant in a prominent
position, or too near the house, though the foliage and stems are quite
handsome. Having said that, if only I could get my hands on the pale form
it would become a centerpiece. Years ago I saw a large colony in Crete
which had a huge range of variation in spathe & spadix colour, from palest
green with yellow spadix to marbled maroon and pale green with either yellow or
burgundy spadix. Simply stunning!
email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Noel Crisler
Sent: 17 August 2006 23:58
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: [Aroid-l] Drannculus
Dracunculus vulgaris here in Norfolk,
VA, stays in the ground year
They are in shade among small transplanted dogwood trees. Blooms like a
trooper. For better or worse, when the first one was planted right next
the fromt door- big mistake though the stench is fortunately short lived!
Oldest one was almost 4' tall this year. A real show stopper though
to a limited audience!
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