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Re: Dragon Lily

Maybe this is it?

Dracunculus vulgaris is known by many names, Dragon Lily, Voodoo Lily, 
Viagra Lily and the "tell it like it is" name of Stink Lily.

The "Stink" that eminates from the flower on the day it opens smells 
somewhat like rotting meat and attracts flies as the chief pollinator, 
an attribute that needs consideration when you decide where to plant 
this flower. Luckily the odor dissipates after the first day, allowing 
you to enjoy the exotic beauty of this unusual plant!

The 10-12 inch flowers range in color from deep marroon to nearly black 
and last for 7-10 days. The ornate green foliage appears in March but 
the flowers wait until early to make their appearance.

Dragon Lilies are native to the eastern Mediterranean region. They are 
hardy in zones 5-8 provided they are adequately mulched in the winter.

Dragon Lilies are tough and easy to care for. They can be grown in full 
sun to partial shade. Provide good drainage and water well during the 
growing season. When the plant begins to die back after blooming, you 
should decrease watering.

The plants benefit from a top dressing of compost and bone meal in 
early Spring.

Dragon Lilies can be propagated from seed or offset bulbs.

On Oct 12, 2006, at 7:11 PM, Kitty wrote:

> Dragon Lily.  OK what is it?  I've found 4 or 5 possible plants it 
> could be. They look more like brown corms than bulbs.  The person who 
> donated them for the bulb sale said the larger ones (about the size of 
> my fist) will bloom this winter.  The box is full of smaller ones, 
> golf ball size.  the person she gave them to repeated that she said 
> the plant looks like a small palm tree with about a 4day  flower that 
> doesn't have a nice fragrance.  That's all I know.  Any ideas?
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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