Dracunculus vulagris

Carlo A. Balistrieri carlobal@netzero.com
Mon, 08 Jun 2009 15:02:43 PDT
Interesting...I've got a dozen or so here in numerous locations. The  
first began blooming a week or two ago and is now finished, the others  
are coming along with one open today. ALL are going to bloom...

So far none has been unpleasantly scented--and I planted them AWAY  
from the house just in case!

On Jun 8, 2009, at 5:32 PM, James Waddick wrote:

> Dear Friends,
> 	This has been a banner year for Dracunculus with a succession
> of 7 flowers over a week plus.
> 	Although I have grown it for years, it is still often listed
> as too tender for my location. Mine rarely get over 3 ft and a few
> seedlings giving their first bloom were mini-sized at a foot or so
> with tiny spathes.
> 	In Crete there are populations with white / cream/ yellow
> spathes that are very lovely, but still stinky.
> 	Under prime conditions it can reach to 7 ft in height. I
> suppose with a proportionately large , proportionally stinky flower.
> And finally there are some variants with well marked silvery
> 'chevrons' on the leaflets and others with plain green leaves.
> 	Definitely a plant worth trying in hot, dry as well as moist,
> shady sites. Readily available and modestly priced.
> 		Best		Jim W.
> -- 
> Dr. James W. Waddick
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> Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
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