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Symplocarpus foetidus
Symplocarpus foetidus

Family:  Araceae
Hardiness:  To Zone 4
Mature Size:  30"
Exposure:  shade
Bloom Time:  Feb-Mar
Moisture Needs: moist to swampy
Origin: Central Midwest and Carolina's north into Canada
Price: $22.00
Pot Size: Large Band Pot

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)
Product Code: P0113

This is the East Coast Skunk Cabbage, which while common to swamps and boggy areas in the upper third of the US, is an exotic collector's plant here.  Tubby yellow flecked brown-purple flowers in this form squat on the bare soil before the big green Hosta-like leaves appear in early spring.  Love it.  Perfect early blooming plant for that difficult wet shaded spot.  These will do fine in moist garden beds as well.  These are sturdy seedlings from a collection near Simsbury CT in a swampy wood replete with black mud over the sneakers, mosquitoes and ticks but nonetheless very enticing as it did provide that rare legitimate excuse from visiting with family.  Can't understand why they didn't follow us in.....

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