Asarum splendens, Chinese Ginger

Asarum Splendens, Chinese Ginger

For a great looking ground cover for a shady spot try Chinese Ginger, Asarum splendens. A superb ginger with long, elongated heart-shaped dark leaves which is mottled with shimmering silver pigment. 2″ wide dark purple flowers are produced under the foliage. Its showy foliage creates a fascinating display. Being a vigorous spreader that forms a thick mat of foliage makes it outstanding as a ground cover for shady areas.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Asarum splendens

Common Name

Ginger

Bloom Color

Purple

Bloom Time

Spring

Foliage Color

Variegated

Light Requirements

Part Shade, Shade

Height

5-8″

Width

10-16″

Uses

Beds, Containers, Easy Care, Ground Cover, Woodland Gardens

Resistance

Deer, Rabbit

Soil

Average

Water Needs

Average, Consistent

Zone

5-9

Genus

Asarum

Plant Type

Perennial