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Asarum splendens

Also called Chinese Wild Ginger


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Asarum splendens - Showy Ginger

Asarum splendens - Showy Ginger

More About Asarum splendens

  • Vigorous and easy to grow
  • Large heart-shaped leaves with silver marbling
  • Purple flowers are hidden by the foliage
  • Evergreen in mild winters
  • Bloom Time: Late spring

Zone:

5

Height:

15-20 cm

Spread:

20-30 cm

Colour:

Brown,Purple

Showy Ginger Growing and Maintenance Tips

Shade-loving perennial, native to Ontario woodlands. Easy to grow, ground cover spreading by rhizomes. Asarum can tolerate different amounts of moisture, from average to wet, but not prolonged wet. Grows best in a well-drained, acidic soil. No significant disease or pest issues. 

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Asarum splendens Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Mounding

Foliage Color

Variegated
Green
Silver

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge