European Ginger

Asarum europaeum

  • Attractive deep green glossy foliage
  • Foliage remains evergreen in milder winters
  • Bell-shape purple-brown flowers are hidden below the foliage.
  • Outstanding ground cover, but slow to establish
  • Bloom Time: Early summer

ZONE:
4

COLOUR:
Purple

HEIGHT:
15-20 cm

SPREAD:
30-40 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Shade-loving perennial, native to Ontario woodlands. Easy to grow ground cover spreading by rhizomes. Asarum can tolerate different amounts of moisture, from average to wet, but not prolonged wet. Grows best in a well-drained, acidic soil. No significant disease or pest issues.