European wild ginger

Asarum europaeum

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
Photo/Illustration: 
MIchelle Gervais
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European wild ginger (Asarum europaeum)
ah-SAR-um yur-oh-PAY-um
Genus:  Asarum
European wild ginger is a low-growing groundcover with glossy, evergreen, heart-shaped leaves. Its unusual purple-brown flowers lie mostly concealed beneath foliage.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  This plant makes a great groundcover.
Propagation:  Sow seed in containers as soon as ripe. Some species self sow. Divide carefully in early spring.
Problems:  Slugs and snails. Rust and leaf gall.

Overview

Height
Less than 6 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Light
Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Late Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Purple/Lavender Flower
Foliage Color
Evergreen
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Container,
Cottage Garden,
Herb Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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