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From 3 ratings
This is a novelty plant to grow in the garden. It has purple-spotted stems that reach up to 90cm (3ft), which are topped by sinister, dark purple flowers with a deeper purple spadix. In full bloom it is gloriously foul smelling and is surrrounded by clouds of droning flies. In autumn or spring, plant the tubers 15cm (6in) deep in well-drained, humus-rich soil that doesn't dry out in summer.
Plant type: Hardy perennial
Flower colour: Red
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Moist
Skill level: Experienced
At last ive found it.. i have one of these in my garden and never knew what its was .. thanks gardeners world..
Jean-Marie Le Bars
I have some of them, and they re-bloom quite easily. The flowers give off a powerful stench of dung and carrion. Don't plant it near your windows ; but it's definitely a must-have for fans of unusual and exotic flowers.