Joy Creek Nursery

536-001D4   Dracunculus vulgaris     ( Dragon arum )

Dracunculus vulgaris
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The sheer size of the two-foot plus leathery maroon spathe is what stops visitors. Give Dracunculus vulgaris a well-drained spot at the edge of a woods or in full sun but do keep it away from the picnic table because, when in bloom, the plant smells like carrion. The leaves and stems are attractively mottled in purple.

Summer.  5 ft. x 2 ft.

Maroon flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 8, 9, 10

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
(503) 543-7474    (503) 543-6933 (FAX)