My Earmarked PlantsSend to a Friend

Lysichiton americanus - camschatcensis (Bog Arum, Skunk Cabbage)

Lysichiton americanus - camschatcensis (Bog Arum, Skunk Cabbage)
View the complete big picture

Find out where you can buy Lysichiton americanus - camschatcensis (Bog Arum, Skunk Cabbage) online.

Other pictures - click on image to see large version:

Click to view large image
Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Spreading clump, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Spring), Dark green Foliage
Care Medium - high
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
Earmark this plant  

Lysichiton americanus - Cultivation Notes

The skunk cabbage requires a soil that is both fertile and never dry, being well suited to planting on the edge of a pond or stream, either in full or part sun. Mulch annually in autumn and remove untidy dead flowers in late spring.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Lysichiton americanus:

  • Scented blossom
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant

Weaknesses of Lysichiton americanus

  • Invasive top growth
  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations

Design & Plant Use for Lysichiton americanus:

  • Winter/early spring flowering herbaceous plant for early colour and extended seasonal interest
If you like this plant you may also be interested in these:
plants with scented blossom
architectural plants

View all the plants listed in Genus Lysichiton

View other herbaceous flowers with white flowers, or herbaceous flowers with dark green foliage

Did you know you can display our images on your website or blog for free?