[aroid-l] Dracunculus canariensis
- Subject: [aroid-l] Dracunculus canariensis
- From: "Sean A. O'Hara" firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Thu, 05 Sep 2002 13:31:18 -0700
Hi folks -
(I was part of this list quite some time ago - hello to anyone out there I
I've been growing Dracunculus canariensis for some years now, from seed I
believe I received from someone on this list (those old files are stored
away at the moment). I enjoy the plant very much and it seems to enjoy our
mediterranean climate, growing with ease and little care. The plant will
be breaking summer dormancy soon and I have been thinking about it
again. Does anyone out there have experience with this plant? It has
flowered for me during the past few years, and it has made a nice little
clump (not quite a vigorous as D. vulgaris, and more 'refined' in many
ways). The greenish-white flowers supposedly smell like fresh melon, but
I've been unable to detect any scent on mine. Since this is such a good
plant for mediterranean climates (my horticultural focus) I'd like to
collect more information about its nativity, habitat, etc., and any other
anecdotal information that might be interesting.
Thanks in advance!
h o r t u l u s a p t u s - 'a garden suited to its purpose'
Seán A. O'Hara fax (707) 667-1173 email@example.com
710 Jean Street, Oakland, CA 94610-1459, U.S.A.
(ask me about the worldwide Mediterranean gardening discussion group)