Please can you tell me the name of this plant if you can thanks
This appears to be a Voodoo Lily.
I live in Ohio -it could still freeze. BUlb started growing and is now 43" tall. I could plant it in my largest planter, and yes, I know it smells, but after the flower does the whole stalk die back, and then it can be planted in the ground? Bulb is about 6" wide. I have dug this up yearly and I never know what I am doing.
You can plant once the soil reamins above 60 degrees. In your area, the whole plant will die back each year and will need to be wintered indoors.
Here is an article that will help you with their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/voodoo-lily/voodoo-lily-information.htm
I have a Dracunculus vulgaris planted on the side of my rental house. For the first 5 years it bloomed amazingly well - I did nothing to care for it. Partial shade, clay low-quality soil covered with gravel. I believe the part sun/part shade is the reason I have many stalks and flowers as opposed to one giant flower. Last year, the plant was pelted with a bad hail storm and didn't grow much of bloom at all. This year, a lot of stalks started growing well, then all wilted and died when they reached 10" or so. What should I do so they grow again next year? Do I need to dig up the bulb? Fertilize?
This plant will thrive in bright sun, but in order to bloom it needs partial shade. Perhaps something has changed in its environment? I'm also wondering if it got too hot in Oregon earlier this year.The plant may be suffering from scale, which can be difficult to detect. Here's a link to several articles about scale and how to treat it. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/search?q=scale-insect-control
After that is over I have beautiful foliage. I live in zone 6B
How disappointing! I wonder if it is weather related. Though supposedly hardy to zone 6, they are tropical plants. It also needs a dry period, is it getting that? Here are some detailed care tips that may help:
Can I let my voodoo lily leaves die down for the season indoors, or must I let the leaves die down via frost outside. IS the FROST necessary?
Yes, if you want it to grow as close to natural as possible. They need that cold to kill off the foliage before dormancy. You will only need to bring it in during the coldest month of the year in your are, which is zone 5.
These are hardy from zone 6 to 10. With this being said, they will not experience a true dormancy in warmer climates. So, though it needs the cold to initiate dormancy, it does not need the dormancy in order to survive.
If you want to treat it as a tropical, year round, then I would suggest bringing it in long before it withers for the year.
I would opt to give it a dormancy, though. This will give you a time of year that you don't have to pay close attention to the plant. Plus- You don't want this thing to flower indoors. It would be overbearing. The smell is very bad.