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Asarum Genus

Wild ginger

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General Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Asarum genus (Wild ginger). These are rhizomatous perennials some of which are evergreen. The flowers are bell-shaped and will hide under the kidney or heart shaped leaves.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Herbaceous

Other common names

Asarabacca

Origin

Canada

Interest and use

Excellent ground cover

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will prefer to be grown in shade with humus-rich moist but well drained soil.

Propagation

Propagation is by division in the spring. It will self seed readily.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails.

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