skunk cabbage

Jim McKenney
Fri, 02 Mar 2007 09:35:35 PST
There is a good chance I can get some seeds for you, maybe in November.
There is a smaller chance that I might be able to get some newly germinated
seeds now. But how can I get them to you? Symplocarpus seed does not respond
well to dry storage, and when stored moist and cool they turn to pudding.  

Please respond to me privately if you want to follow up on this. 

Roger mentioned the west coast skunk cabbage, Lysichiton. Is anyone on the
east coast growing this successfully? I have both species in my garden, and
they have been there for years, but they are growing very haltingly. And the
sprouts often show freeze damage. Neither has bloomed yet (i.e. ever here) .

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryla Pacific Bulb Societynd, USA, USDA zone 7, where
tommies are blooming right and left.
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