One of our favorite summer garden plants are the amorphophallus (love lilies), and in particular, Amorphophallus kiusianus. The foliage, which doesn’t emerge before mid-June, resembles a miniature palm tree. This species is very rot resistant, compared to some of the other hardy species.
Amorphophallus kiusianus also sets seed with only one flower…one of only a small number of species which can do so. The seed initially turn pink, then age to cobalt blue in mid-summer. We’ve had good winter hardiness reports with this into Maryland. We’re currently sold out, but will have our next crop ready for harvest in fall.