Denver Botanic Gardens’ bloom that smells like rotting flesh is back — corpse flower expected to bloom in September
August 14, 2018
Just when Denver noses stopped living in fear, Stinky is back.
The Denver Botanic Gardens' corpse flower — which will grow to 5 feet tall at its peak of stinkiness — is expected to bloom in all its rotting-corpse-smelling glory in early to mid-September, according to a news release from the Gardens.
In August 2016, the plant's pal, Little Stinker, made its floral debut. But despite much hype and an hours-long wait to sniff, the Little Stinker didn't pack much of an aromatic punch, visitors griped.
Experts are betting on Stinky to outperform Little Stinker, as its girth already bests its earlier-blooming predecessor.
Horticulturalists at the Gardens warned there is always the possibility that the bloom will be a bust, but the 18-year-old plant is enough of an anomaly — blooming only once every 3 to 15 years — to draw crowds.
Read the full story from The Denver Post.
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