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Asarum europaeum

European wild ginger (Asarum europaeum) ah-SAR-um yur-oh-PAY-um Genus:  Asarum European wild ginger is a low-growing groundcover with glossy, evergreen, heart-shaped leaves. Its unusual purple-brown flowers lie mostly concealed beneath foliage. Noteworthy Characteristics:  This plant makes a great groundcover. Propagation:  Sow seed in containers as soon as ripe. Some species self sow. Divide carefully in early spring. Problems:  Slugs and snails. Rust and leaf gall.


Height Less than 6 in. Spread 6 in. to 12 in. Growth Habit Spreads Light Part Shade to Full Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Low Characteristics Showy Foliage Bloom Time Late Spring, Spring Flower Color Purple Foliage Color Evergreen Uses Beds and Borders Style Container, Cottage Garden, Herb Garden, Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Perennials

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