I probably have posted this in past years but each year this amazing plant multiplies and gets larger. My mom planted this over a decade ago. It didn't flower immediately but the year it did she called and was so excited for us to run down and see what she had. And she insisted we RUN.
I don't think it grew again for her. And then she died. Roger (bonpapa) was so busy tearing things out so Robert and I went up and dug it up and planted it at 809. And it continued to grow. Naturally when we moved to 3830, we brought the bulb with us, planting it in the same spot my mom had planted it and each year it get bigger and taller and multiplies...and oh the stink, resembling the odor of a rotting mammal...and oh the flies. But it's magnificient.
Yes it is! And I usually call it a Georgia O'Keefe plant. If you know what she painted then you understand. If not, then read the name and that ought to be able to explain it to you.
Here's one corpseflower online, that has finished blooming
How cool is nature! (BTW the one in the middle in this pix is actually longer than the one I posted first)