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**YOU MAY LOOK PRETTY, BUT, OH MY GOODNESS WHAT A PERFUME!!

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WE HAVE BEEN GROWING THIS PLANT FOR ABOUT FIVE YEARS OR SO………MAINLY TO SEE IF WE COULD GET IT TO FLOWER..

WELL IT HAS, NOT SURE THE FLOWER IS WORTH THE SMELL!!

THE PLANT IS AN AMORPHOPHALLUS KONJAC.(VOODOO LILY) APPARENTLY BRITISH VICTORIANS WERE FASCINATED BY THESE STRANGE AND RATHER BIZARRE PLANTS, AND OFTEN USED THEM AS SPOT PLANTS IN THEIR PLANTING SCHEMES, SOME SMELL OF ROTTING MEAT, THIS ONE DOES!! BUT OTHERS ARE MUCH NICER.

IT IS RATHER DIFFICULT TO KNOW JUST WHERE TO PUT IT, I THOUGHT AT ONE TIME IT WAS THE DRAINS!!LOL…….. BUT BEING AS IT HAS TAKEN YEARS TO FLOWER I HAVE NOT GOT THE HEART TO DISCARD IT……..HOPEFULLY THE LEAVES WILL TAKE OVER AND THEN THE SMELL WILL GO?

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Hi DD. How are you. My friend had one of these, he bought it for the same reason as you, curiosity. I agree it is a dreadful smell, but like you, he has kept it. His is in the garden and has increased and he has had several flowers.

23 May, 2015

 

I grew Drarunculus vulgaris, which stinks, but the spathe is spectacular. Next door was cleaning out their wheelie bin, because they thought the stench of rotten meat was from there, not the other side of the fence. Lol. I ended up putting a poly bag over it!

23 May, 2015

 

Not sure what to say about this Dd, I think amongst a border of lilies and suchlike it would look good, the name has put me off to be honest, it might sound daft but add the word voodoo to anything and I go cold, I think I watched the wrong movies when I was younger, lol......

23 May, 2015

 

I'm with you there Lincslass that made me laugh, but very unusual plant Dd :)

23 May, 2015

 

Hi Cinders how are you? hope all is well not heard from you for ages....I think we will put this one in the garden perhaps between a couple of heavily scented lilies......
Siris I can understand your neighbour thinking it was her bin!!
Lol Linc's it does have other names, I can assure you there is no black magic going on here!!
Daylily it is quite beautiful in a grotesque kind of way!!

23 May, 2015

 

LOL.

23 May, 2015

 

Lol..be careful what you wish for!

24 May, 2015

 

It looks eerie :( although I can't help liking it. I hope the smell goes away son.

24 May, 2015

 

Hi DD, I'm fine thanks, lots been going on, family and house, but hopefully I shall be back on now, if only occasionally. I have been trying to keep up with whats been going on here.

24 May, 2015

 

It certainly is unusual Dd , and you have been rewarded for your patience .
I just wonder what sort of insects if will attract ?

24 May, 2015

 

Flies most likely

24 May, 2015

 

Am I allowed to say that I don't think I want one of these!!!

I am pleased to have seen it though and am off to bury my nose in a bunch of pinks that I bought at the farm shop!!!

x

24 May, 2015

 

Driad large ugly ones most probably......
Wildrose you are allowed to say whatever you like..... I think the smell is getting fainter, or am I getting used to it?
Hywel eerie is a good word.....

25 May, 2015

 

Fascinating plant , maybe febreeze it lol .

3 Jul, 2015

 

I think I would put it somewhere near the compost bin as wouldn't want nasty smell to spoil the perfume of something nice.

18 Aug, 2015

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