Asarum europaeum

European Wild Ginger, Shiny-leaf Ginger

A ginger-like scent comes from these 7- to 10-inch perennials when their lush, heart-shaped leaves or spreading roots are cut or bruised. Flowers bloom in spring. Wild Ginger makes an ideal ground cover in woodland gardens in partial shade with rich, moist, cool soils. Start by seed or divide the underground roots. Protect from slugs and snails.
Asarum europaeum, European Wild Ginger, Shiny-leaf Ginger
Grown for its glossy, deep-green, slightly cupped leaves. The inconspicuous, darkly colored, bell-shaped flowers are hidden by foliage.

Attributes - Asarum europaeum

Plant Type: Ground Cover

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Late Spring

Flower Color: Purple

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 6 in. to 10 in.

Width: 2 ft.

Sunlight: Partial Sun, Shade

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Container Plants, Fragrant, Low Maintenance.

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Asarum canadense, Asarum caudatum, Asarum shuttleworthii
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