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Wild Chinese Ginger
Plant Type:SHADE PERENNIALS
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.
Zone:(5a)5b to 9
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Characteristics and Attributes for Asarum splendens
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Season of Interest (Foliage)
- Spring / Summer / Autumn / into Winter
- Dappled Shade
- Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
- Mostly Sunny
- Natural Garden
- Rock Garden
- Ground Cover
Growth Rate in the Garden