I bought this bulb a few weeks ago, potted it and soon a spike emerged. This morning the sheath was still closed but as I sat at my computer an unpleasant smell filled the room. It took me a few minutes to realise it was the Voodoo lily. It smells like manure to me!
Leaves - 30.7.2002
Sauromatum starting to grow
Not yet opened...
early stage of the voodoo lily after overwintering in cold storage
Sauromatum sprouts 27.7.2002
I bought this from Gardening fairs.
sorry the bad pic.
HKI botanical 12.4.03
they started to grow...
today (2.5.03) it`s blooming.
Sorry the bad pic.
AKA the VOODOO LILLY.... grows wonderful in KY. In fact we usually have to dig several a year up.
AKA VOODOO Lilly growing in Kentucky yard.
Bulb with two leaves. It and its numerous bulblet progeny are in-ground now.
Thatīs my own plant growing indoors next to a terrace,semi shade.the flower last just one full day, and smell quite offensive. I recommend plant the bulb in a deep pot outdoors, after flowering.
Waiting with anticipation to open! Have had this bulb for 3 years, first time to bloom.
Spots on the stem.
I believe this plant photo is for Green Dragon
07/21/07 My Voodoo Lily is really big after only 2 years in the ground Zone 7B. I used my hand to give you a size comparison.
These grew in our woods near Pittsburgh, from plants uprooted from the garden and dumped there. The sandal is for size comparison.
just a really unusual kinda plant....
after it bloomed. maybe it will bloom again??? i can only hope.
VanDusen Botanical Garden - Vancouver, B.C. 27 August 2009
An internal view
i smelled this before i saw it blooming.....
Sauromatum venosum azulivines-Burnaby, BC
I have 3 areas in my yard with this and just love it..it's so exotic looking.
Voodoo Lily - Arum Cornutum - Planted: 3.07.12 - Flowered: 4.08.12 (stinks aweful!)
Two Arum Cornutum in bloom - 4.08.12
sauromatum venosum summer 2018
Copyright Efeftherios Dariotis (Liberto Dario), horticulturist and botanist from Athens, Greece.