a personal challenge
What a strange plant with a grim name! I presume it has a very unpleasant odour?
It is a rare plant. When we went in the plant was on the decline, it only flowers for 48-72 hours every few years so you have to time when you go to get the full effect. It didn't smell too bad when we were there but enough to give you an idea of how bad it could be. Long queues to see it, some people waited for over an hour, we went early in the morning and didn't have to wait. Diana
Oh my goodness, I believe it has a good name! I do like the pretty blooms in front of it!
Queen's Gardens, Dunedin. To read about the cross go here