Dragon Arum Blooms - AKA Dragon Lily.

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  1. Annell

    Annell Active Member

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    Today my Dragon Arum (Dracunculus vulgaris) bloomed. This is the first year it bloomed, I'm very pleased so I thought to share.
     

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    What an amazing lady! Do you know what specific kind it is? I don't get to see very many arums here in Kansas. The closest is our Jack in the Pulpits
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Wait until you get a stalk 3' tall.

    Or you get a whole patch of them, with several opening at once.

    Whew!
     
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    It is, Dranunculus vulgaris, I got ordered two from Veseys two years ago.

    http://www.veseys.com/ca/en/store/fallbulbs/arum/dragonarum

    Yes, I've read that they tend to get bigger and have more blooms year after year. We shall see! or rather smell...
     
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    Thanx for the link! I'll look into it to see if I could successfully grow those in Kansas. Our winters here are mild so might be able to.
    Thanx again
    And so beautiful!
     
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    Good luck! and you're welcome.

    A.
     
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    Hey! You beat me. Mine are not blooming yet, due to the cold Spring. They should be ready in about a week. Some people hate the flower, but I think is is most interesting. It is always fun, taking someone to see it and then they get the odor.
     
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    Vancouver has been remarkably warm this spring, unlike that last year which was called June-uary. I have family out in Ontario and they are surprised with the cold this year, really strange for Ont.

    I love this flower. I think it is so interesting I would grow some of he other stinkers - corpse flower etc.. but I'm pretty sure it's too cold hear and I've been told they smell horrible for days on end! yuck.

    I love the richness of the colouring. There aren't many black/ almost black plants out there and I like it for that reason. I have little black pansies that I love and those rpurple almost black geraniums, but those I think were hybridized whereas this one is naturally dark (i think).

    Post some pictures when your flower blooms, would love to see it!

    Anne
     
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