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
Uses
Ground Covers
Style
Shade,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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