giving dracunculus direct sun wont really do anything to them. i live in teh bay area and grow mine in total direct sun and i ahd a 24 inch flower this year. i didnt get a chance to post last week but this time of year is when dracunculus go dormant, i think tahts waht it was. if you plant them in teh shade they will grow towards the sun. dont worry.
>From: Rosalind <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: [aroid-l] Problem ariod photos posted
>Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 19:07:01 -0700
>I just wanted to thank you for your response last week regarding my
>"problem" dracunculus - the poor plant has not survived, but that's just
>one more learning experience for me - I'll try again with tubers next year,
>and see if giving the plants less direct sun (my dragon that perished was
>getting a lot) helps - and I may look into some of the more innocuous
>miticides (Avid gets recommended a lot to me) as well.
>-Roz, in Southern California