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 Post subject: Dragon Lily
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:51 pm 
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I came across this at a nursery a couple of weeks ago and couldn't pass it up. The bloom is about to open up now, so I'll have to get a picture of it. I was told it's a stinky one, though.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:35 pm 
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Looks to be Dracunculus vulgaris....a huge blood red spathe that stinks to high heaven :D Dan

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That description sounds right! :D Maybe it will deter some pests. I still like the plant.


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ah, you are making me jealous with all that greenery!
when i lived in oregon i had D. vulgaris growing. it will, over time, propagate itself. the foliage is pretty and the flower looks nice, but if you can't stand the smell and decide to cut it down, it comes back reliably year after year.

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Sorry Ming. :wink: It is still very lush and green.
I'll have to plant this lily a ways from the house and downwind from it.


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That is a pretty one!

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Here's the bloom...finally! It's long gone now and yes, it was stinky, but not horrible. A very interesting plant.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 10:28 pm 
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Neat looking bloom!

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I planted 3 of them as bulbs last summer, but only one of them bloomed although the others came through the winter just fine. The one that bloomed had gorgeous variegated foliage, with creal colored stripes like tiger stripes on the leaves, but the others were just plain green. My flower did not last very long, as it was beaten down by a heavy rain, but the plant stayed ok and is just now going dormant, along with all the arums.

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