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Skunk Cabbage

Lysichiton americanus

Also known as

Yellow Skunk Cabbage, American Skunk Cabbage, Western Skunk Cabbage

Full Sun
Moderate care
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1m

1m

Min

50cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Skunk Cabbage Overview

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.

Special features of Skunk Cabbage

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