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Asarum caudatum
Common Name: Wild Ginger Family: Aristolochiaceae (The Birthwort Family)

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Asarum caudatum is from the mountains of western North America including BC. It has attractive, somewhat glossy, kidney-shaped foliage which 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:
North America
Native Habitat:
Moist to mesic forests in lowland and montane zones.

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

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

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