A picture of a Footed Adder's Tongue

Footed Adder's Tongue

Scoliopus bigelovii

Also known as

Stink Pod, California Fetid Adderstongue, Brownies, Foetid Adder's-Tongue, Stinkpod

Full Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15cm

Max

15cm

10cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Footed Adder's Tongue Overview

This species is a compact perennial, with leaves borne in pairs of broadly oblong to elliptic veined purple-mottled, dull green leaves. The flowers are borne throughout the spring with umbels of deep purple, green and white blooms.

How to propagate Footed Adder's Tongue

Seed

Seed when fresh, in summer or autumn.

Other uses of Footed Adder's Tongue

Often grown in alpine houses. Is also suitable for rock gardens and peat beds.