Amorphophallus titanum (titan arum)

In June 2015 our Amorphophallus titanum (titan arum), the world’s biggest and smelliest bloom came into flower– a first for Scotland!

We named it ‘New Reekie’ after Edinburgh’s nickname ‘Auld Reekie’, it's final measurement was an impressive 267cm (8.75 feet)!

In June 2017 we were delighted to see our second bud emerged and we welcomed ‘New Reekie 2’ on Tuesday 1st August 2017. It was pollinated that night and we await to see if it will successfully produce the first seed in Scotland

For the latest information, follow New Reekie to find out more about the research surrounding this mysterious plant @TitanArumRBGE (or see the twitter feed below).       

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How can I see it at RBGE?

The RBGE titan arum is situated in the Lowland Tropics House at the Glasshouses of the Edinburgh Garden. Directions on how to get to the Edinburgh Garden, a map, Glasshouse prices, opening times can be
found on the Visitor Information page or by calling 0131 248 2909.

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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity (registration number SC007983)