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"Wolverine Rotted Meat Cadavour Maggot Leavings Plant"
From: linda.herbert at bolero-x.rahul.net (Linda Herbert) on 1997.10.23 at 14:36:55(1477)|
Speaking of one of my favorite childhood wildflowers, does this plant
REQUIRE cold winters, or could I possibly grow it where I am now living,
in zone 10[CA]? Some places won't ship it to the west coast, could there
be an intelligent reason for this? Lack of hardiness? invasiveness? Host
for some dangereous agricultural pest?
Rand Nicholson wrote:|
> The "Wolverine Rotted Meat Cadavour Maggot Leavings Plant" (as it is called
> by the locals here), could be a hardy winner.
> Otherwise known as the North American East Coast _Symplocarpus foetidus_,
From: Rand Nicholson <writserv at nbnet.nb.ca> on 1997.10.23 at 18:23:45(1480)|
>Speaking of one of my favorite childhood wildflowers, does this plant
>REQUIRE cold winters, or could I possibly grow it where I am now living,
>in zone 10[CA]? Some places won't ship it to the west coast, could there
>be an intelligent reason for this? Lack of hardiness? invasiveness? Host
>for some dangereous agricultural pest?
_Symplocarpus foetidus_ is pretty easy going up here in Canada where it is|
often considered a weed and has lots of places with moist or boggy acid
soil in which to grow.
As far as growing it without a cool rest period, I do not really know. I
suspect not, but I could be wrong. I have seen the plants blooming through
snow and ice where they, apparently, had melted a little area around
themselves forming a tiny microclimate. It has been suggested that they
generate their own heat. I can't really visualize the plant being invasive
in California, unless in some high mountain bog where winter temperatures
How far down the East Coast does it grow? Anybody? Has anyone grown Skunk
Cabbage in a warm climate, say Tampa? Let's hear from some of the experts
I am enjoying this thread. People here think I am "touched" for voluntarily
bringing these plants into my garden. If they catch me at the right time,
in the spring, I show them my pretty Sauromatums (Use the name while you
can: Evil Wilbert is going to change it soon. Again. ;-) ) in bloom.
From: "Mr R.a McClure" <Rob.McClure at sci.monash.edu.au> on 1997.10.27 at 14:32:31(1524)|
> >Speaking of one of my favorite childhood wildflowers, does this plant
> >REQUIRE cold winters, or could I possibly grow it where I am now living,
> >in zone 10[CA]?
> How far down the East Coast does it grow? Anybody? Has anyone grown Skunk
> Cabbage in a warm climate, say Tampa? Let's hear from some of the experts
> out there!
Way, way down the east coast in Melbourne Australia your native Skunk
Cabbage has been spotted thriving happily in temperate zone 9/10.
A cold winter night would be 0-4deg C.
Grown from seed in July 93 in goes dormant in winter then cabbages
happily through spring and summer. I have it in big pots immersed in
It hasn't produced a skunk yet though.
Dept.of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Monash University, Clayton 3168
From: Tony Avent <tony at plantdel.com> on 1997.10.28 at 06:51:30(1539)|
Growing up in Raleigh NC, we had a small patch of native skunk
cabbage near our home, which was the most southerly population of which I
I also have a question regarding a plant I brought back from Korea
last week...Symplocarpus nipponicus. It is listed in Flora of Korea, but
unfortunately that's in Korean. It doesn't seem to be in any of my other
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