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

Asarum splendens 'Wild Ginger'
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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 - 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 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone6-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Athyrium nipponicum "'Burgundy Lace'"

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