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Dracunculus Genus

Dragon plant

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained

Description

Dracunculus genus (Dragon plant). This genus has about 3 species of tuberous rooted perennials they are from the Mediterranean region. They are closely related to the arum lily, the leaves are palmately divided.

Characteristics

Perennials, Fragrants

Origin

Mediterranean and Canary Islands

Interest and use

Grown for their distinct spathes.

Cultivation

They are frost hardy. They will need a sunny position with well drained soil that dries out in the summer. In severe winters protect dormant tubers with a cloche or dead bracken.

Propagation

You can propagate easily from offsets in late summer or by seeds in the autumn.

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