Thursday, 18 February 2016
On a mad spur of the moment on Ebay, I put in a bid for one corm/bulb of a Dracunculus vulgaris plant. ..and won !
Karen of Potted Pixie Plants in Lincolnshire , sent me this huge beautifully packed parcel containing not one , but three plants ! A glove to protect my skin , some folk can have an allergic reaction .
I actually potted them up into a very large pot, with multi - purpose compost , perlite and horticultural grit ... without actually touching those beautiful speckled shoots .
I left it in the cold porch over night to recover from the shock and in the morning , stood them outside to catch a shower of rain .
Karen tells me that I can plant them out , hers are outside and come through the frost just fine .
I think I,m going to bring them on a bit before planting them out into the ornamental garden .
Today they are enjoying some sunshine and the very tips are already beginning to turn green .
Dracunculus vulgaris is known by many other spooky names , such as Voodoo Lily (Voodoo Lily , that should be my Belly Dancer name ! lol ! ) Snake Lily , Black Dragon , Dragon wort , Dragon Arum ...... Stink Lily ....OMG ! and What's that smell ? ! :)
It is going to have the most beautiful flower with the most awesome fragrance .....watch this space !
By the way , I noticed that Karen has another one listed on Ebay along with other unusual plants .