Ferny-leaved evergreen groundcover, spreading to about three feet. Rounded pink umbels in summer. Our seed-grown plants already spread themselves out a good bit in their first year, and came into flower in early June of year two. An interesting attribute of these plants is the scent of their foliage - decidedly skunk-like. It doesn't seem to emit too aggressively (I don't notice our small patch planted a couple of feet away from our front walkway), but it was enough to nix these plants' presence in my spring plant sale, which takes place in our garage.
||Easy, germinates at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|Beverley Norton||Aug 04, 2011||I bought these Phuopsis stylosa, every morning I could smell skunk out my front door, now i know why.|
|Joyce Grigonis||Aug 13, 2012||Yup, me too, thought it was a skunk or a fox scent. It's coming out and transplanted somewhere further from the house. Wayyyyy too pungent and my clump, just outside my front door.... and I love to have my windows open... has spread to 6-7' wide.|
|Michael Bishop ||Sep 05, 2017||Are you sure you smelt a SKUNK or a fox because the comment made before you about Phuopsis Stylosa smelling like a Skunk actually refers to skunk as in Cannabis and not the animal called a skunk, take not just my world but only this week in Bristol were a couple who grow the plants in their garden, they were attacked by villains attempting to steal what they thought was cannabis because of the smell the plants give off, I'm also a qualified gardener of 27 years, Thank you |
I believe all comments on this page refer to skunk as an animal – certainly my mention in the body of this page does. To me, the plant doesn't smell anything like cannabis, but much like the stinky white-and-black four-footer.
- Seed from NARGS '07/'08 exchange. Baggy 70F (100%G, 5-10d)
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