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Re: [aroid-l] Dracunculus canariensis

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Dracunculus canariensis
  • From: "Ron Iles" roniles@eircom.net
  • Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 01:20:49 +0100

You're obviously IRISH!  So welcome back from Ireland!  Slainte!

Amazing how Aroid-L friendship & IAS Web Site power make this joint jive!
What's a Dracunculus?  I JEST naturally.  Is D. canariensis from Islas
Canarias & Madeira, climate more moderate sub-tropical than mediterranean
with greater highs & lows?

You may not know I grow Spaths & Spaths & Spaths...so far so far so far &
they smell better than those weird plants....

IAS has come a LONG WAY on its Web Site etc over the past 18 months.  If you
can swell the Irish contingent & become a Member whilst its still so cheap?

So good to hear so many new voices.  Who else in this joint has Irish roots?

Cheers, matey

Ron O'Spaths, (alias Benign Houlighan Maverick)

West Cork Ireland (Islas Canarias & Madeira are warmer less hot & cold than

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sean A. O'Hara" <sean@support.net>
To: <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 9:31 PM
Subject: [aroid-l] Dracunculus canariensis

Hi folks -

(I was part of this list quite some time ago - hello to anyone out there I
might know!)

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!
SeŠn O.

h o r t u l u s   a p t u s     -    'a garden suited to its purpose'
SeŠn A. O'Hara            fax (707) 667-1173         sean@support.net
710 Jean Street, Oakland, CA 94610-1459, U.S.A.
(ask me about the worldwide Mediterranean gardening discussion group)

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