Dracunculus Vulgaris | Dragon Arum Bulb | Dragonwort
Whether you see dracunculus vulgaris - the dragon lily - as spectacular or horrific may well depend upon your point of view. For certain, it is a fascinating plant with a commanding presence! Huge blooms reaching up to 3 feet tall are formed by a nearly black spadix, surrounded by a flaring reddish-purple spathe. Highly fragrant with the scent of rotting meat to attract its preferred pollinators, dracunculus blooms are typically highly scented for just a single day.
Highly attractive foliage forms atop patterned stems, forming a small forest of palmate leaves. Dracunculus are toxic, and highly resistant to gophers, deer and rabbits.
Light until top growth emerges, to moderate during active growth
Full sun to partial shade
Voodoo lily, dragon lily, dragon flower, dragon arumBotanical Name:
Zones 5B - 9BHeight:
Lurid shades of deep red and purple to nearly blackBloom Season:
Late spring to early summerBulb/Plant Size:
1 large bulb