Lucky for you the flower and the foliage never appear on the plant at the same time. The flower will only smell for a day or two and appears first in spring. After it completely fades then the leaves start poking up. Great way to to add a lush tropical feel to a shaded corner. I planted mine behind some low growing hosta that contrasts in color and they look rather harmonious together. Even though the leaves are completely types. They both display a foliage 💚 in their own way.