The Dranunculus Vulgaris is also known as the Dragon Arum and is a spectacular if slightly unusual plant to have in your garden. Do not plant them too near to the house as when they flower they can produce quite a strong and unpleasant smell as well as attracting flies! Plant in a well drained soil that will dry in the summer and in a warm sunny spot. Flowers May to June and naturalise very well as they produce bulblets around them which will flower in subsequent years.
These tuberous perennials require sun or partial shade, planted 12cm deep with a moist but well drained soil. Hardy. Top dress every year with well-rotted compost and once established do not disturb.