|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
6 In stock
(syn. Sauromatum venosum, The Voodoo lily)
Originating from India, Himalayas
In late spring, the flowering spathe of the Voodoo lily makes its presence known by scenting the garden with the acrid smell of rotting meat. The spathe is floppy, purple/brown and spotted, with a long purple spadix and is most unattractive in appearance. Fortunately the flower lasts only a few days before withering. A week or so later the lovely foliage begins to emerge – very large, lobed, dark green leaves held on a stiff, camouflaged-patterned stem.
A truly tropical-looking plant that has proved to be totally hardy in the ground at our nursery, slowly forming a colony and producing giant tubers, the size of footballs.
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun/shade.
Height and spread after 2 – 3 years 1m x 40cm
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