We were all surprised with on the 24th of Jan. "Spud" was fully opened. You could almost see it happening. The small produced was quite different from that of "Hannibal", who seems a bit sick. It may not open fully but may still produce pollen and the cross pollination may occur.
Within a few hours, the frilly edges had started to discolor and shrivel. So Spud may not last for long.
A couple of out-of-town visitors were happy they were able to see the giant flower.
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