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Dracunculus vulgaris

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By Meanie


Dracunculus vulgaris (dracunulus  vulgaris)

YAY!!!

It's bloomed! And it stinks! I had forgotten how bad it actually does smell.



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It is beautiful!

28 Jun, 2012

 

what an amazing sight!!! [glad i cant smell it]!! i thought it was a climbing frame or something with a long pole!!

28 Jun, 2012

 

OMG, it's humungus!

28 Jun, 2012

 

So is it's "scent" Lulu!!

28 Jun, 2012

 

Who cares about the scent....Wow..look at it!!!!....:>)

28 Jun, 2012

 

They've had a constant stream of visitors Motinot...........

28 Jun, 2012

amy
Amy
 

OH my goodness ! what an amazing plant , Keith will it stay in flower for very long or is it a 24hour one ?

28 Jun, 2012

 

Two or three days as I recall Amy. One of the highlights of the year for me Amy!

28 Jun, 2012

amy
Amy
 

You will be taking lots of photos I'm sure , do they bloom every year , or is it one that you have to wait a few years for ?

28 Jun, 2012

 

What a wonderful flower. Pitty it's got a nasty smell :o(

28 Jun, 2012

 

Wow great unusual flower. Hows it grown? Is it a container plant? I want one lol.

Note: Just seen your next photo and seen the answer :D

28 Jun, 2012

 

I am getting some Amy...

http://www.spaldingbulb.co.uk/product/dragon-arum/

My yard is just 14ft sq Meanie How bad will 9 smell ?

28 Jun, 2012

 

Extractor fan needed industrial strength??

28 Jun, 2012

 

Sandra said they stink bad..

28 Jun, 2012

 

I was only joking I haven't a clue, never been near one!

29 Jun, 2012

 

Amy - sometimes the bulb dies after flowering, or it may bloom every year for a while. Produce offsets freely though.

Sensei and Hywel - Thanks!

Pimpernel - Sticki is not too far wrong!!!! The stench only lasts a short while though.

29 Jun, 2012

 

until you get used to it???????????

29 Jun, 2012

 

Woah! weirder and weirder! some of your plants are like from another planet! i feel ive lived such a sheltered life-or its just that ive never been abroad lol oh apart from france :o)
sounds fragrant lol!

30 Jun, 2012

 

I did smell this once last year in a nearby village. A week later the whole plant was gone!

30 Jun, 2012

 

How spectacular! I've seen these bloom here before. They do smell very, very awful! It is suppose to smell like a rotting corpse to attract the pollinators...that's nature for you. lol! :>)

1 Jul, 2012

 

It certainly works - the flies were homing in on it like crazy!

1 Jul, 2012

 

Mother Nature sure knows what she's doing.

1 Jul, 2012



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