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Sauromatum giganteum


Sauromatum giganteum is a weird aroid with large, arrow-shaped leaves and burgundy spathes with burgundy-black spadices.

Sauromatum giganteum (syn. Typhonium giganteum) is a weird, otherworldly looking aroid with large, 1 foot long, arrow-shaped leaves emerging in summer followed by jack-in-the-pulpit-like burgundy spathes with burgundy-black spadices that look like sinister pitchers. For about a day the flowers release a "fragrance" designed to attract pollinating flies. Known as the giant voodoo lily, it is a truly amazing specimen for garden or container. Photo: Wikipedia.

Common Name: Giant Voodoo Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order]

Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-10

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Burgundy

Secondary Bloom Colour: Black

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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