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Dragon Arum

Dracunculus vulgaris

Also known as

Brook Leek, Voodoo Lily, Drakondia, Dragon, Dragon's Female, Edderwort, Faverole, Indian Turnip, Snake Plant, Common Dracunculus, Devil's-Tongue, Dragon-Lily

Dracunculus vulgaris LC0044-3 by Jörg Hempel (CC BY-SA 3.0 de)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

H4-H2

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1m

1m

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Dragon Arum Overview

Deciduous, tuberous perennial species with stems spotted with purple and wide foliage capable of reaching sizes exceeding 30cm across. Leaves are narrowly lobed and sometimes splashed with silver colouring. Flowers are dramatic, with a hooded, deep purple spathe measuring around 60cm long that surrounds a purple-black coloured spadix.

How to propagate Dragon Arum

Seed

Propagate from seed or offsets.

Other uses of Dragon Arum

Grown for their distinct spathes.