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 Dracunculus
Seeds in the autumn.
Other uses of Dracunculus
Grown for their distinct spathes.