Fragrances that Surprise--TOW

Rodger Whitlock
Thu, 15 Apr 2004 15:34:30 PDT
On 11 Apr 04 at 20:46, Mary Sue Ittner wrote:

> ...Please share with the group any bulbs that fit any of these
> possibilities or even just surprise you even if you read they had
> an unusual fragrance.

Although in doing so it lives up to its billing in the press, Arum 
dioscorides is always a surprise -- but not a pleasant one. It reeks 
of a compost heap that's been over-watered and gone to the dark side.

The first few years it flowered, I wasn't clueful and kept wondering 
just what my neighbors were putting in their compost!

Add in its dire coloring of dirty yellow-green with blackish 
purple-maroon spots and you have a sure winner!

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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