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Asarum splendens 'Quick Silver'
Common Name: Chinese Wild Ginger Family: Aristolochiaceae (The Birthwort Family)

Splendid! This is one of the finest wild gingers with glistening, broadly arrow-shaped, deep green leaves which flaunt dramatic silver marbling. In spring peculiar two inch wide dark purple blossoms with white throats emerge from amongst the leaves. Protect from slugs with Safer’s slug bait.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Native Habitat:
Moist shaded forests.

ClassEvergreen Primary Bloom ColourPurple
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom Colour
Height8-12" Bloom TimeSpring
Spread8-12" FragranceNo
Light ExposureLoves Shade Shade Part Shade Foliage ColourSilver Variegated - Cream/White
Soil MoistureMoist Average Stem Colour
Hardiness6-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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