Asarum splendens


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Description :

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, hostas, Pulmonaria, Heuchera, Brunnera, 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:  Le Clos d'Armoise Nursery - (Brooklyn Botanic Garden -New York)

- 12 cm pot

- Hardiness zones : zone 6-10
- Height: 10 to 30cm
- Plant spacing: 40 cm

- Flower colour: purple
- Flowering period: spring flowers
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