Tammy Titan Bloom may happen Thursday June 14 or Friday June 15
Tammy the Titan will bloom for “her” first time in the next few days at the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory http://greenhouse.ucdavis.edu/conservatory/index.html (The blooming cycle only lasts about 36 hours)
Will be open till midnight on the night of the bloom June 14 or 15 (the afternoon that it opens and smells the strongest) since the center portion (spadix) will heat up 20deg F warmer than air temperature later that night to emit its odor!! The best time to see it is after 5pm the day that it opens( and to smell it late that day and into the second day to experience it fully open but not stinky) and till 9pm on the second day (when the flower is fully open). We’ll only be open on Saturday from 9am-4pm if the bloom opens on Thursday.
Visitation is free but of course we welcome donations and donor prospects!
Pictures from previous blooms can be seen at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/planthead667/collections/72157605648991761/