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Lysichiton americanum

The American Skunk Cabbage is a wonderful foliage plant for a wet or boggy location with tall, broad and marbled green leaves. The yellow flowers in spring are very striking. The plant is vigorous and robust.

I used to grow it in the border on my previous wet clay, but this garden is on a steep hill with a free draining loam soil and so it has to make do in a pot shaded by a Magnolia. It seems to prosper, and the flowers are easier to appreciate.