The time has come! The gardens of Frederick Meyer and the sculpture park in Grand Rapids never smelled so terrible, and it’s wonderful! Amorphophallus titanic, cadaverous flower blossomed.
Steve LaWarre is the director of gardening in Frederick Meyer, and he said it’s like Christmas to him and the rest of the staff.
“It’s a beautiful stink,” said Lauarr. “And it seems that we are dealing with the largest inflorescence.”
Gardens Frederick Meyer grow seedlings for 18 years. For the first time, most of the team, including Steve, worked with the bloom of a corpse flower.
According to the Garden of Frederick Meyer, a cadaverous flower – also called Amorphophallus titanic – is one of the largest and most rare flowering plants in the world. It can take up to a decade to create a flowering structure, and when it blooms, it is open only 24 to 36 hours. The corpse flower derives its name from its smell when it blooms.