Skunk cabbage is one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring. The three inch flower stem produces brown flowers, and will grow right through the receding snow in the spring. Flowers produce berry-like fruit.
What is most memorable about an encounter with Skunk Cabbage, is it s strong, offensive odor, resembling rotting meat. While humans do not like the smell, bee and fly pollinators are attracted to the foul odor.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Eastern skunk cabbage,meadow cabbage |
|Maximum Reachable Height ||2 to 3 feet|
|Flower Colour ||Purple|
|Bloom Time ||April|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Keep soil moist and boggy.
Skunk cabbage also repels many mammals, so it can be useful if you have a problem with four-legged vegetable thieves. If squirrels are eating your corn or raccoons get into your tomatoes, the scent of skunk cabbage may be enough to keep them away, allowing you to harvest food without bite marks.
|Sunlight ||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
|Soil ||Well-drained soil |
|Temperature ||-15 to +15 degrees C.|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Skunkcabbage special feature
Stream or pond margins. Boggy areas. Water gardens.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- In the 1800 a drug called Dracontinium, made from skunk cabbage, was used to treat a variety of ailments
- The rhizomes of skunk cabbage have been used for a variety ailments, including
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Skunkcabbage ?
Skunkcabbage is commonly known as Eastern skunk cabbage,meadow cabbage
How tall do Skunkcabbage grow?
On average Skunkcabbage grows 2 to 3 feet
What color are Skunkcabbage ?
A Skunkcabbage plant bears flowers of color Purple
When Skunkcabbage blooms?
With enough light, Skunkcabbage may produce Purple flowers in April
How hard is Skunkcabbage to grow?
A Skunkcabbage is Easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Skunkcabbage need?
A Skunkcabbage prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade
How much water does a Skunkcabbage need?
A Skunkcabbage prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Skunkcabbage need?
A Skunkcabbage prefers Well-drained soil
What temperature does a Skunkcabbage like?
A Skunkcabbage prefers -15 to +15 degrees C.
How often should I fertilize my Skunkcabbage ?
To encourage Skunkcabbage growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
Thursday, 31 October 2019
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