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Amorphophallus konjac /Devil's Tongue

Amorphophallus konjac   / Amorphophallus konjac
Inflorescense in late spring
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Inflorescense in late spring

A ver, very large flower for any ploant

Unique flower has a terrible smell like that of decaying meat

Flower just emerging from soil

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Scientific Name: Amorphophallus konjac
Common Name: Devil's Tongue
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Red
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
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Comments: Has a very, very unpleasant odor akin to decaying hamburger meat when in flower. The maroon colored flower is very large and the spathe can reach a heigth of 5 feet and presist for about 3 days. Requires a constantly moist soil for best growth. It has one of the largest bulbs and 22 pound specimens have been reported.