Asarum splendens 

Asarum splendens


£ 4,29 tax incl.

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Container: 12 cm pot

Flowering period: spring flowers

Hardiness zone: zone 6-10

Height: 10 to 30cm

Plant spacing: 40 cm


Although the Asarum genus includes more than seventy species found around the northern hemisphere, mainly in Japan and North America, it is not particularly popular in European gardens.

Asarum splendens, commonly known as Chinese Wild Ginger or Showy Sichuan Ginger was only introduced as an ornamental plant in 1993. This is the result of the work of botanist-explorers Dr James W. Waddick and Barry Yinger (Asiatica International Rare Plant Resources).

Bright green and silver variegated leaves, similar to those of a cyclamen. The foliage is evergreen in mild climates, prostrate habit, very hardy.

Collectors consider Asarum splendens as a valuable plant for undergrowth planting as it goes beautifully well with all partial shade, decorative foliage plants: ferns, Hosta, Pulmonaria, Heuchera, Brunnera and Podophyllum, etc.

Grow in partial shade in a humus-rich, moist to damp soil, that is neutral to acidic, light and well drained. Hardiness: -20°C

Photo credit: Pépinière Le Clos d'Armoise - (Brooklyn Botanic Garden -New York)

Cultivation and Propagation
Soil type:good garden soil, humus rich
Culture advice:Planting soil composed: 1/3 coarse sand, 1/3 garden soil, 1/3 horticultural compost, Well-drained soil with coarse sand
Aspect:shade, partial shade
Special maintenance:Remove faded leaves (comb)
Multiplication Tips:Division in early spring
Garden tips:
Garden value:semi evergreen / evergreen, attractive foliage
Garden style:garden undergrowth, japanese garden style
Landscape interest:rockery, mixed-border
Position:edge of the path, front of the border

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