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Plant Details

Lysichiton americanus

Skunk Cabbage
Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Exposure: Part Shade
Plant Category: Wetland & Aquatic Plants
Height: Minimum 2 feet , Maximum 5 feet
Width: Minimum 2 feet , Maximum 5 feet
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To counteract winter blues, "see the brave spears of skunk cabbage already advanced towards a new year" (Thoreau) ; Very early in spring producing heat enough to melt snow; protect the yellow ball of flowers..real characters! Wet
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Submitted by Ref: on 11/8/2012 4:31 PM

Saddled with the name that scares some away, Skunk Cabbage is an underused ornamental with glowing lemon yellow spathe and spadix. Leaves to 3' tall and wide.


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Name City/State Email Phone Prod Type Availability
Fourth Corner Nurseries Bellingham, WA Email now 360-592-2250 Container: 4 Liner: 4 Seedling: 4
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