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Asarum europaeum

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More About Asarum europaeum

  • Attractive deep green glossy foliage
  • Foliage remains evergreen in milder winters
  • Bell-shape purple-brown flowers are hidden below the foliage.
  • Outstanding ground cover, but slow to establish
  • Bloom Time: Early summer

Zone:

4

Height:

15-20 cm

Spread:

30-40 cm

Colour:

Purple
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European 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. 


Asarum europaeum Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Spreading

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge

 Suitable Substitutions for Asarum europaeum

Asarum canadense

Asarum canadense

Wild Ginger