Taccarum caudatum 'Eruption'

Tailed Tacky Arum

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Item #: 13604

Zones: 7b to 10b

Dormancy: Winter, Spring

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Bolivia, Brazil, Peru

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

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Taccarum caudatum is an amazing hardy tuberous aroid (think arum, arisaema, amorphophallus), but without the aroma. Hailing from Bolivia, Peru, and Northern Brazil, taccarum have no business being winter hardy for us in Zone 7b, but after a decade in the ground, they not only return, but thrive and multiply. The underground tubers give rise to 4' tall amorphophallus-like stalks of foliage emerging for us in mid-June. The leaflets are quite a bit wider than most hardy amorphophallus. When the tuber is large enough, the emerging leaf is accompanied by 1' tall flower stalks that resemble the jet trails of a rocket at lift off. We have found that taccarum prefer light filtered shade to a few hours of direct sun to really perform well. We have added a cultivar name to this pass-along clone.