Dracunculus vulgaris


Dranunculus vulgaris is also known as the Dragon flower and makes a superb garden plant.

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Dracunculus Vulgaris is also known as the Dragon Arum and is a spectacular if slightly unusual plant to have in your garden. Dracunculus vulgaris is a very spectacular plant for the garden. Performs best when planted in a warm sunny spot that is free draining. Dragon flower as it is commonly has quite a pungent smell for the first couple of days when the flower opens. The foliage of Dracunculus vulgaris along with the deep maroon spathe does actually make this a superb plant for the garden.

Cultivation Instructions

Plant in the sunnier part of the garden in soils that are well drained. Cultivate soils to a depth of 15-20cms and plant bulbs as per the growing instructions below. In heavy soils such as clay add grit or humus matter to help with drainage. In sandy soils add organic matter to help with fertility. They will naturalise and spread really well. After a number of years they may need to be divided. Dig them up when the flowers have died back and re-plant farther apart.

Ideal foods are well rotted manures, grass clippings, tomato feed and bone meal.

Care tips

Feed with bone meal or similar if the soil is prone to being poor.

Growing Information

Flowering Height: 90-100cm (36-40″)

Flowering Period: May-June

Aspect: Semi shade to full sun.

Soil type: All free draining soils that are fertile

Scented: Pungent for first few days

Planting Depth: 10-15cms

Planting distance: 20-30cm


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