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  • Subject: dracunulus vulgaris
  • From: Karin Hoppe Holloway <karin.h.h@btinternet.com>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 10:35:46 +0100

Since no expert has responded, I will to the person asking why his two 
bulbs aren't doing anything. I have a number of DVs, one mature bulb and 
a number of young, little ones. All of them are dormant right now. 
They're all in pots, outside, and I live in London. I cover the pots in 
the winter and the DVs begin to grow far sooner than I expect. The soil 
is just plain, ol' potting soil, from a bag. I do nothing special to my 
DVs. This year I had the problem, tho, that the one that flowered 
quickly rotted away as it never got pollinated, I suppose. Maybe because 
it was the only flower? When it grew in the parking lot of Morrison's it 
made berries, which is how I got all the little ones. But back then 
there was another mature plant, which was subsequently dug up and 
replaced by a recycling bin sign. That's why I rescued the remaining DV. 
Maybe just pot up your bulbs and wait.
Karin Holloway
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