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Asarum splendens


Showy Wild Ginger

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.079.600


Recently introduced from China, this species is superb foliage plant for the shady woodland garden or border. It forms a clump of arrowhead-shaped leaves, dark green with handsome silver markings, similar to a Cyclamen. Deep purple-brown flowers hide among the leaves in spring. Evergreen in mild winter regions. Highly regarded by collectors of unique woodland plants. Combines beautifully with ferns, Hosta and all kinds of other shade garden treasures.

Further details for
Asarum splendens

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Moderate
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Brown
Blooming Time
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Chartreuse
  Deep Green
  Silver
  Variegated
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Specimen
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Spread
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow













Asarum splendens


Showy Wild Ginger

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.079.600


Recently introduced from China, this species is superb foliage plant for the shady woodland garden or border. It forms a clump of arrowhead-shaped leaves, dark green with handsome silver markings, similar to a Cyclamen. Deep purple-brown flowers hide among the leaves in spring. Evergreen in mild winter regions. Highly regarded by collectors of unique woodland plants. Combines beautifully with ferns, Hosta and all kinds of other shade garden treasures.

Further details for
Asarum splendens

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Moderate
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Brown
Blooming Time
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Chartreuse
  Deep Green
  Silver
  Variegated
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Specimen
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Spread
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow