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Daracunculus Vulgaris

Hardy bulb Hardy bulb
Half hardy perennial Half hardy perennial
Suitable for Container Suitable for Container
Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest
Scented Scented

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1 bulb
Delivered by 17th September 2021
3 bulbs
Delivered by 17th September 2021
5 bulbs
Delivered by 17th September 2021


Dracunculus vulgaris Dracunculus vulgaris is a striking and dramatic looking plant. Often known as the dragon arum, voodoo, or stink lily due to its distinct looks and strong, unpleasant scent! Flowering throughout spring and summer, this unique and intriguing perennial sparks interest. With a long black spadix and large maroon hooded flower head, it closely resembles a dragon's tongue, the exotic looking blooms reaching 55-65cm in height. The purple spotted stem and silver-splashed leaves make for an attractive combination. Plant tubers away from your seating area, perhaps in the middle of a border or woodland area 15cm deep in autumn or spring in humus-rich, well-drained soil. Add grit and sand around the tuber when planting to guard against rot and protect with a dry winter mulch. In the wild Dracunculus vulgaris are found growing in clefts in rocky gorges and along waterways, on waste ground, scrub or on the margins of olive groves, eking out moisture in an otherwise hot and dry environment. Grows well in open glades in sheltered woodland or at the base of a sunny wall where its extraordinary looks will add intrigue to your garden.
Part Sun/Part Shade
Hardy bulb Half hardy perennial
Cottage Garden Prairie Style planting Container Gardening Contemporary Gardening Rock Garden
100cm (40in) 120cm (48in)
Suitable for Container Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest Ideal for Beginners Drought Tolerant Scented Good for rockeries
100cm (40in)
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FH - Fully hardy - will withstand temperatures down to -15 C (5F) and often lower.
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HH - Half hardy - can withstand down to around 0C (32F).
T - Tender - may be damaged by temperatures below 5C (41F)
WT Warm temperate can withstand temperatures between 5-10 C (41-50 F)
ST Sub Tropical are happy in temperatures between 10-15 C (50 59 F)
TR Tropical can withstand temperatures above 15 C (59 F)

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