Dracunculus ID

John T Lonsdale john@johnlonsdale.net
Sun, 29 Jul 2012 09:41:54 PDT

> I have one plant of Dracunculus vulgaris, which has the white markings
> on the leaves, and is around five feet tall in bloom.  I have several
> other plants that are half the size, and don't have the white markings,
> but otherwise look exactly like the vulgaris, except that they bloom
> about a month earlier.  Does anybody know what they are?


I have a similar distribution of flowering times here, also plants with the
white flecked leaves and those with plain green leaves.  They are all D.
vulgaris - this seems to be the natural variation.  I don't know the
provenance of any of mine that I have flowered so far, but I have offsets of
one with a white spathe from Crete and also seedlings from Cretan plants
with white spathes that I just planted out today - they are two years from
seed and have corms around the size of a large marble.  I await their
flowering with high hope and expectations.



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