Amorphophallus 'Konjac' forms an incredible red inflorescence with unmistakable "aroma" followed by gorgeous stems and foliage.
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!
Common Name: Devil’s Tongue
Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)
Zone Hardiness: 6-10
Light: Part Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Red
Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average
Stem Colour: Speckled Stem
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Loose leafy detritus in moist shady habitats.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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