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Asarum europaeum
Common Name: Asarabacca Family: Aristolochiaceae (The Birthwort Family)

Asarum europaeum
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Asarum europaeum is widely distributed in the woodlands of Europe. Similar to our native species, Asarum caudatum, it has attractive, somewhat glossy, kidney-shaped to round foliage but with shaggy hairs on the creeping rhizomes and leaf stalks. Combines well with lacy ferns and bleeding hearts. Intriguing brownish-red flowers appear beneath the foliage so make sure to watch for them.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Native Habitat:

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourRed 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height4-8'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Shade Full - Part Shade Shade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone6-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Blechnum spicant
Athyrium nipponicum "'Pictum'"
Dicentra spectabilis
Dicentra "'King of Hearts'"

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