Callaway ginger

Asarum shuttleworthii 'Callaway'

Photo/Illustration: 
Alan Armitage
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Callaway ginger (Asarum shuttleworthii 'Callaway')
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Genus:  Asarum
This is a slow-growing ginger, but worth the wait. Its round evergreen green leaves have a prominent silver-white mottling.
Care:  Callaway ginger likes morning sun and afternoon shade.
Propagation:  Sow seed in containers as soon as ripe. Some species self sow. Divide carefully in early spring. Best to divide to increase impact.
Problems:  Slugs and snails. Rust and leaf gall.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Pace
Slow Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
Purple/Lavender Flower
Uses
Ground Covers
Style
Shade,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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