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yellow skunk cabbage American skunk cabbage
western skunk cabbage
Lysichiton are rhizomatous herbaceous perennials with large, lance-shaped leaves developing after the ovate white or yellow flower spathes surrounding the club-like, yellow or green flowering spadix
L. americanus is a robust herbaceous perennial with unpleasantly-scented, bright yellow arum-like flowers 40cm in height in early spring, followed by rich green oval leaves up to 1.2m in length
West N America
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
From March 2016 The EU Regulation on Invasive Alien Species will prohibit the sale and exchange of this species. Gardeners who already have it in their gardens must ensure it does not spread further. Thrives in fertile, humus-rich soil at pool margins, in full sun or partial shade
See cultivation note above
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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