It is a unique experience, especially for the nose: The Titan Arum in the Botanical garden of the University of Zurich begins to bloom. Since 9.20 am, the stink-flower is shy.

Previously, the tension was big. Especially in the case of the gardeners. They had managed the Plant back on its feet after the Monster was the flower of a school class ten years ago almost destroyed. The year long work has paid off.

The giant Tinker flowers irregularly every few years, and then, if the tuber is not more than 20 kilograms. The largest and laziest flower in the world could be seen by spectators in Basel and in Kerzers FR. Now, Zurich is on the line! (jmh/pma)