Apr 23, 2013

7 Of The World's Strangest Flowers

For the first time in a long time I'm not looking at the garden being released by winter with optimism, but rather, with boredom. Yeah, you read that right. I think I'm bored with my garden. I have been wondering how I could rejuvenate my interest in the garden and this list of 7 of the World's Strangest Flowers is giving me ideas.

The Sierra Club's blog has an interest list of strange flowers from around that world that you could experience in person without a passport by simply visiting a local botanic garden or conservatory.

1. Dracunculus Vulgaris
2. Rafflesia arnoldii
3. Touch-me-not
4. Eastern Skunk Cabbage
5. Hydnora Africana
6. Amorphophallus titanum
7. The Black Bat Flower

To see Dracunculus vulgaris I just need to step out into the garden when it is in bloom. The video above is one I shot in my own garden. You can see photos of my Voodoo Lily in my garden at my blog. Similarly, I have grown Touch-me-not in the past and it wouldn't be too hard to source again. Numbers 2, 4, 5, and 6 may be a little harder to find and grow in my environment, but I could find other strange flowers that would do well in my garden and indoors to plant. You can read why the Sierra Club chose each of these plants in their selection of 7 of the World's Strangest Flowers on their blog.

What's the weirdest flower you currently grow in your garden or have grown in the past?

(Via Boing Boing)

1 comment:

  1. I grew "Toothache Plant" (Acmella oleracea) one year and it made a cute little face.


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