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Asarum europaeum (wild ginger)

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£6.99 Pot size: 2 litre
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Asarum europaeum

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  • Asarum europaeum

Product Description

Round kidney-shaped leaves of rich glossy green on slowly creeping surface shoots eventually make almost evergreen carpets. Dull brown flowers crouch unseen except by fertilising flies and beetles.

Asarum europaeum has been valued and cultivated as a medicinal herb since the 13th century and is more tolerant than other varieties of the cooler British summers. These low, spreading plants have sweetly pungent roots which give rise to their common name of 'hardy ginger'.

Additional Information

Plant type Perennials
Flower colour Brown
Flowering season Spring
Special features Attractive to wildlife, Evergreen, Ground cover, Low maintenance
Position Light shade, Shade
Soil type Sandy, Clay, Normal
Plant aspect North, East, West
Special conditions Wet shade
Size Small
Eventual height 8cm
Eventual spread 30cm
Pot size 2 litre
Hardiness Hardy
Suggested uses Beds and borders, Woodland area, Cottage style garden, Contemporary style garden
Foliage Evergreen
Vigour Medium growing
Award of Garden Merit Yes
Care instructions Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Prefers humus-rich soils which do not dry out in summer.