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Asarum splendens

Wild Chinese Ginger

Plant Type:


Asarum splendens - The one-inch diameter fantastical flowers are as if those from a mythical dark forest realm or a deep ocean creature; they are strangely beautiful and alluring, exotic in spring. Each heart-shaped leaf spade may grow 6 inches long by 4 inches wide cloaked in deep, dark green generously mottled with ghostly silver. Wild Chinese Ginger will form a beautiful ground cover where hardy. Plant in a humus-rich, moisture retaining soil in afternoon shade, morning sun or dappled light. Pot grown division.

This from Cindy P. (NY) on 5.2.2019: "I recently received my order of Asarum splendens and Salix sachalinensis 'Sekka'.   I have quit ordering from most on-line sellers due to size and quality of the plants received.  I want you to know that the plants I received were exceptional.   They were larger than expected, lots of roots, fresh, healthy and very well packaged.   I planted them quickly and they are looking good.  So glad I found you.   Thanks so much." ...Cindy, thank you.


5-8 in


Purple Brown


(5a)5b to 9
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Item Description Price  
ASARSPLE Asarum splendens (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $14.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Asarum splendens

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn / into Winter


  • Dappled Shade
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Natural Garden
  • Border
  • Edging
  • Fragrant
  • Rock Garden
  • Woodland
  • Ground Cover

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • China

Propagated By

  • Division