Plant: tuberous perennial
Origin: southern Europe
Zone: 5 - 9
Flowers: foul smelling, creamy spathe and spadix on 12" stalks in l early summer
Foliage: mottled or patterned hastate leaves emerge in late autumn in mild climates, spring in cold climates, 12-18"; decorative groundcover
Culture: part sun to shade; well drained soils; tolerates dry shade; rarely bothered by pests or diseases.