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Amorphophallus yunnanensis
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Amorphophallus yunnanensis

Yunnan Voodoo Lily

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Item #: 4049

Zones: 7b to 10b

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China, North Vietnam, Thailand

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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This fun, easy-to-grow species from Yunnan, China makes a small plant to 3' tall. The single leaf is held atop a 2-3' tall, smooth, dark green stalk, beautifully mottled with lighter green and flesh-colored blotches. The flower of Amorphophallus yunnanensis emerges in early spring, albeit nothing like its better-endowed cousins. The 3-6" tall spadix, looking like a pink alien head with a white neck, sits atop a nicely mottled 1-2' tall petiole (stalk). To help hide the bizarre spadix from possible suitors is a green, speckled, hooded spathe. Amorphophallus yunnanensis has an undetectable scent...quite curious in a genus known for its odor. The large tuber offsets freely and these can be easily removed if it is stored dry for the winter.