At least not the
(The picture and description from Breck's catalog).
Large, exotic 10" dark red flowers with black pistils are enhanced by distinctive spotted leaves. A unique collector's plant to highlight a special bed. Zones 5-10. 20-25 cm bulbs.
Blooms: Late Spring
The description does not mention what every gardener on the web has --
this plant puts out an incredible stinky odor on the first day of bloom -- some say it's akin to rotting meat and it attracts flies, which are its main pollinators.
They are exotic, strange-looking and even after I read the above, I want one.
Breck's has 3 bulbs for $17.99.
I am sending in my order today.
Now I need to find the perfect spot for 3 big stinky plants that attract flies.
Update: Oh, dear, I just read that they smell like dead rats!
Fortunately I've never had the displeasure of smelling a dead rat, so can only assume it is quite bad.
Too late now, since the order is already in the mailman's hands.
Does anybody grow these?
Hopefully you can tell me that they do not remind you of decaying rats!
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