Welcome Back to the Muttart!

The City of Edmonton is adopting the Government of Alberta’s Restriction Exemption Program. Beginning September 20, everyone visiting a City recreation centre, arena or attraction will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recent negative test result. More information is available at edmonton.ca/COVID-19. Masks and face coverings are also required indoors at all City facilities. More information is available at edmonton.ca/masks.

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Putrella's 2017 Bloom

Putrella (Pew-trella) is a "Giant Corpse Flower" or "Titum Arum", nature's tallest flowering plant. When in bloom, the extraordinary flower is able to reach heights of over 10 feet. It's also the world's stinkiest flower, emitting a putrid smell to attract pollinators such as carrion beetles.

Due to its enormous size, a massive amount of time and energy is needed for a corpse flower to bloom. Because of this, it goes through years of growth and dormancy stages. When the plant has finally stored enough energy, it sends out a bud. Within approximately six weeks, the bud has turned into an enormous bloom that will last for only two to four days.

The 275 pound tuber arrived at the Muttart in August 2012, and has been growing in its own custom-made flower pot ever since.

When will it bloom? How long will it flower for? Learn the answers to this and other Frequently Asked Questions.