Either around our ponds, or alongside streams, the Lysichiton provide drama and scale similar in effect to the large border gunneras. There are two species, L. americanus, from North America, L. camschatcensis, from Eastern Russia and Japan, plus a hybrid between the two, L. x hortensis. They are herbaceous and need boggy soil to show them off to their full effect. The white, yellow or cream flower spathes, appear in mid spring before any foliage. A ribbon-like planting of these in quite a sight, but a large garden would be required! Leaves emerge, somewhat like a giant spinach, to 1m+.
We are no longer selling Lysichiton americanus, yellow skunk cabbage, as it is classed as an invasive alien species (under EU legislation, which is still applicable in the UK) , meaning it is banned for sale here. We will also take measures to control them in our garden.