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  Re: [Aroid-l] Dracunculus
From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2008.09.22 at 13:55:14
The same does my Dracunculus. I store it during winter in a fridge and in December it usually wakes up so I have to take it from the fridge and put near the window. It blooms usually in February and till the spring comes it is already dormant again.
Marek Argent
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, September 21, 2008 9:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Dracunculus

I dont know what you are doing different but mine start waking up in the mid to late winter then flower in the spring and die back by mid to late spring. Is that normal?

--- On Fri, 9/19/08, Sheldon Hatheway <sfhatheway@yahoo.com> wrote:
From: Sheldon Hatheway <sfhatheway@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Dracunculus
To: "Discussion of aroids" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Date: Friday, September 19, 2008, 10:36 PM

Dear Anna,

Congratulations on your purchase.  Here in Canby, Oregon, USA, zone 7B I grow mine in the ground about 6" deep.  They've been in the ground for about 50 years, during which time they have been dug, divided, and moved four times.  My soil is sandy so even though it rains a lot during the winter and spring, I have had no problems with rot.  I keep them watered during the growing season and don't worry about them after that.  My wife mulches everything with leaves and grass clippings which is all the fertilizer they get.  At this time they are sporting large, bright orange infructescences which contain hundreds of individual berries, each containing 1-3 seeds.  The birds like to eat them when they are thoroughly ripe.  Mine only have a very mild odor (either that or my nose is shorting out) and the huge purple inflorescences are so beautiful!  I can hardly wait until next summer for them to bloom again.

Best of luck with yours.

Sheldon Hatheway
Canby OR USA

----- Original Message ----
From: anna haigh <anabaena@london.com>
To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2008 8:33:04 AM
Subject: [Aroid-l] Dracunculus

Dear all,
I have juust bought a Dracunculus vulgaris tuber, which I believe to be hardy where I live in the UK. I just wondered whether anybody had any experience with this and how to get the best out of it.
I'm excited to see how it will do.
All the best,

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