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Dragon plant

Dracunculus spp.

Dracunculus vulgaris pm5 by Peter A. Mansfeld (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Dragon plant Overview

    Small genus with just 2 described species of tuberous perennial plant. They produce large, foul-smelling blooms composed of a deep purple spathe and spadix, over pedately divided green foliage, occasionally with white specks. Sometimes grown as ornamental garden plants, this genus originated from the Mediterranean, Madeira and the Canary Islands.

    How to propagate Dragon plant

    Seed

    Seeds in the autumn.

    Other uses of Dragon plant

    Grown for their distinct spathes.