Asarum splendens

Wild Ginger-Chinese

  • Native plant of rich woods and wooded slopes
  • Glossy, mottled, heart-shaped to kidney-shaped leaves
  • Cup-shaped, purplish brown flowers appear in spring



Wild Ginger-Chinese Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Asarum is a low-maintenance plant. Minimum pruning is needed, but deadleafing is needed in the spring. Avoid planting too deep. Dies out in zone 8. Prefers rich organic, slightly acidic soil, moist, but well-drained.

Height:

6-12 Inches

Spread:

12-18 Inches

Bloom Color:

Zone:

4-6

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Characteristics & Attributes for Asarum splendens

Attributes:

  • Native
  • Ground Cover
  • Naturalizing
  • Mass Planting
  • Border or Bed

Exposure:

  • Full Shade

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer
  • Spring Bloomer

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained