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Skunk Cabbage

08 April 2010 22:22:53
Skunk Cabbage

Skunk Cabbage

Here is a picture that I took today of our skunk cabbage coming into growth, it will be three feet tall when it is fully grown, but there will be no flowers then.


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Lìga Lìga 08 April 2010 22:25:43

3 feet tall leaves?Wow!Nice plant!


J.D. J.D. 08 April 2010 22:32:59

Martin,where are skunk cabbages available, do you know. I always wanted some!!!


Myrtle Myrtle 08 April 2010 22:39:12

The flowers look nice and Im sure the leaves will be impressive.


Monkells Monkells 08 April 2010 22:39:52

looks great already!!!!


fran m fran m 08 April 2010 22:44:11

Are the flowers big?


MartinB MartinB 08 April 2010 22:46:34

About six inches tall when fully formed Fran, and Jacinta Deb says that any good garden centre might have them.We have the white flowering form as well but it is not as good. Take care you lot, love to chat to you.


J.D. J.D. 08 April 2010 22:48:56

Nightie night, oul' fella.


MartinB MartinB 08 April 2010 22:50:52

Thanks Jacinta but I am not the only old fellow on this forum, though I can't mention it to his face. :-)

 


Rachel Rachel 08 April 2010 22:52:00

I sound like I'm echoing everyone but that is such a lovely plant. They have it at Altamont Gardens and it was in flower when I visited there recently. At Altamont it is planted on boggy ground, rather than in the water. If it can be planted in the water I will try it in my small pond (if I can find it).


Deborah Deborah 08 April 2010 22:52:52

John at http://www.irishwaterplants.com/marginalPlants.html always has some. You will come across him at plant fairs here and there.


J.D. J.D. 08 April 2010 22:55:36

Great stuff, thanks for that Deborah.


fran m fran m 08 April 2010 22:59:04

Just had a two hour nap, did I miss anything????????????????


Rachel Rachel 08 April 2010 23:00:15

Well, everyone missed my joke.


J.D. J.D. 08 April 2010 23:00:31

lol


MartinB MartinB 08 April 2010 23:00:41

OOPs Jacinta we are in trouble again


J.D. J.D. 08 April 2010 23:01:32

I'm used to it. :)


fran m fran m 08 April 2010 23:12:08

Rachel, got it that time,  I may have been having a nap  :-))


MartinB MartinB 09 April 2010 08:47:25

After a certain age I belive it is called 40 winks Fran.


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