Skunk Cabbage

Lysichiton americanus

American skunk cabbage, Western skunk cabbage, Yellow skunk cabbage

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A robust perennial that has a strong unpleasant scent. The flowers are bright yellow and grow to around 40cm in height during the spring, followed by rich green leaves that can reach 1.2m.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring

Special features

Wet sites

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Wet

Soil type

Loam, Clay

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Araceae

Flower colour

White

Scent

Strong
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