Gordon is Gold

The foliage of Amorphophallus konjac ‘Gordon’s Gold’ is truly superb in the gardens, looking like a forest of small golden palm trees. This is a great discovery from California plantsman, Dave Gordon.

This year, one of our plants had a leaf chimera mutation so that half of the leaf mutated to green, while the other half remained yellow. Most likely, this is a one year occurence.

A Little Garden Voodoo Going On

Amorphophallus are exotic plants in the aroid family, famous for their bizarre flowers and whose odor leaves no doubt as to why they are also called corpse flower or Voodoo lily.

Some varieties are tropical, while others are perennial in temperate zones. Here are some images of hardy amorphophallus in the garden.

Amorphophallus bulbifer
Amorphophallus henryi with purple stems
Amorphophallus konjac