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Is this Konjac?

emma116emma116 Posts: 3


Hi all, Is this Konjac?  I have one plant; it flowers towards the end of June after being in bud for ages.  The plant's about 3 feet tall, with a single bud that then flowers for about a week before slowing dying off.  The flower's about 6 inches long.  I was told it was more commonly known as Japanese lily, but that looks wrong after doing some research.  All info gratefully received.

Many thanks, Emma


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,415

    looks like Dracunculus vulgaris to me.

    You mean Amorphophallus 'Konjak'? that's more upright, more substantial, different leaves and less reliably hardy in the UK

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • emma116emma116 Posts: 3

    Hi nutcutlet,

    Thanks for the info; I did mean Amorphophallus Konjak.  I wasn't convinced about the leaves either.  Do you know how easily available they are to buy, or how to cultivate them? A friend of mine wants one after seeing mine!  I have no idea where I got mine - my husband is a gardener and removed it from a customer's garden because they didn't like it!


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,571

    Nice colour. Does it stink?

  • emma116emma116 Posts: 3

    It's even better in real life. It doesn't smell at all - nice or horrid. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,415

    Interesting, both those two plants stink. But not for long

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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