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by Safari Barbie on January 26, 2006 03:55 AM
I was given several voo doo lily (Dracunculus vulgaris) plants as a gift last spring.
I put them in a pot, placed in a sheltered spot and left it alone. There were leaves, but those died back; which is what the plant does after it blooms.
Patience pays off! It is coming up. I saw growth right before the end of the year and now there are leaves and the whole thing is about 6" high.
I'm so excited!
Barb

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Southern coastal North Carolina
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by tkhooper on January 27, 2006 12:46 AM
Good for you Barbie. I so hope it gets really big like it is suppose to and that it is everything you wanted.

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by weezie13 on February 04, 2006 04:49 AM
I got one of those too,
but this year will be the first to see it come up,
IF it comes up, I think I'm not quite the right zone, but I put it in a place where I can over winter dahlia's....
Sooooooooo, I am patiently waiting to see if they
sprout..
YIPPIEEEEEEEEEEE if it does...

The only thing isssss, I am not wanting to smell it, I've heard they are really really nasty..
and the only place I had to put it was by the walkway to the back of the house [Eek!] [Roll Eyes]

Keep us posted will you Barbie????????
Would love to hear how your's do????

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by Safari Barbie on February 04, 2006 06:19 AM
I'll let you know. There are 3 more "sprouts" coming up since I first posted about it...
And yes, it does smell, but I hear it only lasts a day.
Barb

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Southern coastal North Carolina
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by weezie13 on February 04, 2006 06:52 AM
How tall did yours get last year???

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by dfrench200 on May 13, 2006 04:21 PM
Mine is huge!!! I have had it in the ground for 4 years and the flower is almost 2' in length! Il post a photo when it opens...

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Doug
Northern VA
by Safari Barbie on May 14, 2006 01:00 PM
Congrats!
Well, mine is still only about 8" tall and not hint of a bloom. I don't have it in the ground and where it is, it gets about 3 hours of sun.
I'm thinking I have it in the wrong place and that I need to go ahead and plnat it in the ground.
Barb

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Southern coastal North Carolina
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by weezie13 on May 14, 2006 03:55 PM
Yours is wayyyyyyyy ahead of mine..
I saw some sprouts about the first of April..
and only about a half of inch is poking out of mine, and it's been at a stand still ever since..
I am wondering what it is waiting for???? [dunno]

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by Safari Barbie on May 15, 2006 01:36 AM
Ah, that does make me feel better.
When I get a chance, on Tuesday probably, I'm going to do some more research on these guys.
Barb

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Barb
Southern coastal North Carolina
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by Bill on May 15, 2006 01:52 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Safari Barbie:
I'm going to do some more research on these guys.
Barb

Dracunculus

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by Safari Barbie on May 16, 2006 03:41 PM
Excellent.
I'm going to move it into a sunnier spot and water it more. After it blooms (if it does), I'll plant it with my dahlias.
Barb

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Barb
Southern coastal North Carolina
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