How interesting that these are going to bloom up in Berkeley and down at the Huntington (any day now) at virtually the same time despite the fact that both are being grown in greenhouses under completely controlled climate conditions. The only thing neither location really controls is sunlight (intensity, duration, angle, etc.). --Lee Poulsen Pasadena, California, USDA Zone 10a Paul Licht wrote: > The UC Botanical Garden in Berkeley has a titan arum about to open. This > is the same plant, named Trudy, that bloomed in 2005. Trudy (or perhaps > I should say T-Rudy) provided pollin (fathered) the plant we had in 2007 > which is the source of seedlings we now sell. T-Rudy reached 62in this > morning but still seems a few days away from opening.