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Amorphophallus rivieri ‘Konjac’
Common Name: Devil’s Tongue Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)

Amorphophallus 'Konjac' is a weird and wonderful plant from the Arum family grown from Indonesia to Japan for its edible tuber. Ornamentally, it is grown for the incredible 4-5” tall deep red, jack-in-the-pulpit-type inflorescence in spring, followed by the attractive and intriguing spotted stem and single large umbrella-like dissected leaf for the whole of summer. Sounds great, right? Here’s the clincher: you just have to make it through the few days in spring when the flower smells like rotting meat! It’s certainly FRAGRANT!

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Asia and the Pacific - Southeast Asia

Native Habitat:
Loose leafy detritus in moist shady habitats.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourRed
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourPurple
Height4-6' Bloom TimeSpring
Spread2-3' FragranceYes
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Full - Part Shade Part Sun Part Shade Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Stem ColourSpeckled Stem
Hardiness6-10 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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