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
Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Secondary Bloom Colour: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Moist, Wet, Wet
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: Yes
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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