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Lysichiton americanum
Common Name: Skunk Cabbage Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)

Lysichiton americanum

It's funny how we ignore our native skunk cabbage 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 golden yellow spathes in early spring which are followed by large 'tropical' foliage. Moist soil, bog gardens or containers without drainage.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourGreen 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Shade Part Shade Part Sun  Foliage ColourBluish Green Green 
Soil MoistureMoist Wet Wet  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeYes    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Astilboides tabularis
Rodgersia aesculifolia
Rheum palmatum var. tanguticum

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