Asian Skunk Cabbage Lysichiton camtschatcensis - 3L Pot
Lysichiton camtschatcensis is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial which bears fragrant, white, arum-like flowers in early spring, followed by green, oval leaves up to 90cm in length. It is easy to grow, and at home in moist, fertile soil. Its white flowers are striking and will add a cheerful freshness to your garden. This plant has been awarded the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), which helps gardeners make informed choices about plants.
- Flower Colour: white
- Foliage Colour: green
- Approx. Growth Height: up to 1m
- Flowering time: summer
- Uses: flower beds and borders, pond margins, bog gardens
- Tolerance: frost tolerant
- Growing Habit: clump-forming
- Exposure: sheltered
- Hardiness: hardy
- Rate of Growth: will reach max height in 5-10 years
- Light Requirements: partial shade, full sun
- Soil Requirements: loam, acid, neutral, alkaline
- Moisture: poorly-drained
Caring and Maintenance
Lysichiton camtschatcensis is a low maintenance, easy-to-grow plant, which thrives in moist, fertile, humus-rich soil, and requires no pruning.
Lysichiton camtschatcensis will grow in sunny, moist sites, or in pool margins. Propagate by sowing seeds in wet soil in spring or summer or by offsets taken in summer.
- Plant spreading: up to 50cm
Perennials are flowering plants which grow and bloom over the spring and summer and then die back every autumn and winter. They live for more than two years and typically grow structures that allow them to adapt to living from one year to the next through a form of vegetative reproduction rather than seeding. Perennial plants often have deep, extensive root systems which can hold soil to prevent erosion, capture dissolved nitrogen before it can contaminate ground and surface water, and outcompete weeds. They grow very well in conditions that are poor in resources due to their earlier emergence in the spring and their development of larger root systems, enabling them to access water and soil nutrients deeper in the soil.
The Award of Garden Merit or AGM is an award made to garden plants by the British Royal Horticultural Society after a period of assessment by the appropriate committees of the Society. Awards are made annually after plant trials (which may last for one or more years, depending on the type of plant being trialled) at RHS Garden, Wisley and other RHS gardens, or after observation of plants in specialist collections. This is intended to judge the plants' performance for conditions in the UK.
This plant is suitable for zones 1 & 2 of a pond.