We like to offer the unusual and this variety is no exception. Amorphophallus are a group of tuberous rooted plants that have huge leaves. This variety is also known as Snake’s Palm or Devil’s Tongue. The spathe is large and pink and it does have a pungent smell for the first few days when the flower opens! so not always ideal to plant next to the front door. Plant bulbs in well cultivated free draining soil with the bulb 10 cms below the soil surface. Quite different to have in any garden and it is ideal for the summer border as the leaves make quite a focal point. Not hardy so needs protecting over winter, which can be achieved with a thick layer of mulch.
Tip: Do not over water or over feed as the roots are quite tender.
Flowering height: 18″ (45cm)
Flowering period: March-April
Aspect: Prefers the shady areas of the garden.
Soil types: humus rich soil with good drainage.