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Lysichiton americanum


Stunning Lysichiton americanum or skunk cabbage has large, golden yellow spathes in early spring and large "tropical", 3 foot foliage.

It’s funny how we ignore our native skunk cabbage or swamp lantern (Lysichiton americanum) when the Brits make such stunning use of it in their gardens. A harbinger of spring in the wild, moist places of BC, these swamp lanterns lift their large, golden yellow spathes in early spring followed by large "tropical" foliage up to 3 feet feet long. Moist soil, bog gardens or containers without drainage.

Common Name: Skunk Cabbage

Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour: Green

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Moist, Wet, Wet

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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