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Asarum europaeum

wild ginger

Eventual height & spread

Asarum europaeum

wild ginger

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  • 9cm pot
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This perennial is semi-evergreen so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: cool shade or partial shade
  • Soil: prefers humus-rich soils which do not dry out in summer
  • Rate of growth: slow initially but with good spreading capacity
  • Flowering period: March to April. Most floriferous following a warm summer in the previous year
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A robust and reliable groundcovering plant, which once established will remain evergreen throughout the year. Commonly known as wild ginger, it has sweetly pungent roots and has been valued and cultivated as a medicinal herb since the 13th century. It is also invaluable however for providing attractive foliage in shadier spaces.

  • Garden care: A low maintenance plant requiring only a light mulch of leaf mould or garden compost every one or two years to maintain soil fertility.

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