Dracunculus vulgaris in Seattle Area

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Mon, 11 Oct 2010 08:19:32 PDT
Dracunculus vulgaris probably does enjoy good drainage, but it grew 
for many years in a poorly drained spot in my garden in the Cascade 
foothills (annual rainfall 50+ inches) where it also got runoff from 
a paved area. It does better, and flowers regularly (not necessarily 
a plus unless you can tolerate the smell of carrion) in a sunny 
raised bed. I saw it in the wild in considerable shade on old 
terraces in very rocky soil. I see no reason why it should not 
succeed in Seattle if given just a slightly elevated position.

Jane McGary
Portland, OR

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