First Corpse Flower to bloom in western Canada
Not something you could grow outdoors in this climate or even in a much warmer climate, but in the Tropical Pavillion of the Muttart Conservatory, in Edmonton (zone 3), the "corpse flower" bloomed on April 22. The Muttart staff claims it really stunk first thing in the morning, but by the time I was there in the early-afternoon I would call it more of a mild funky smell, like kitchen garbage that should have been taken out two days ago. And you got used to that pretty quick.
The flower is huge and impressive, kind of alien really. In the early afternoon when my wife and I were there the viewing line-up was 20 minutes. By the evening it was out the door and around the block, ugh.