Sauromatum Venosum | Dragon Flower Bulb | Arum Cornutum
The wildly exotic, seemingly sinister Sauromatum is a relative of the elegant calla lily, tropical elephant ears and cobra lilies. Extraordinary blooms are heavily patterned with mahogany freckles, and emit an unpleasant odor when they first open. Flies answer the call for pollinators, and the odor quickly dissipates, leaving the dramatic blooms to be admired for weeks. Then the foliage appears on the heavily patterned, trunk-like "petiole", which supports the lush, palmate foliage. Watch for the berry-shaped seed pod at the base of the leaves. See the wonderful photos provised by Evan Lanye.
An exquisite, and utterly bizarre plant that is surprisingly easy to grow. Happy in shady spots, over time, Sauromatum will form colonies of extraordinary and bizarre plants.
voodoo lily, dragon lily, dragon flower, dragon arumBotanical Name:
Partial shade, more shade appreciated in hottest climatesHardiness:
Zones 5B - 11Height:
mahogany and pale green mottlingBloom Season:
1 large Sauromatum Bulb