European Wild Ginger (Asarum europaeum) in the Wild Gingers Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 4 to 6 inches (10-15cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Tolerates dry shade
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Other info: Readily self-seeds
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Self
Flies

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Location: z5 MA, my gardenDate: 2010-07-09
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2006-05-09
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Location: Northwest N.J.Date: 2011-10-08
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2007-04-27
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Location: z6a MA, My GardenDate: 2012-04-06Fresh new Spring foliage
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Location: z6a MA, My GardenDate: 2012-04-06
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Location: z6a MA, My GardenDate: 2012-04-06
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Location: Hosta kitchen garden - morning sun onlyDate: 2013-0511
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. Date: 2009-05-10 5:50 pm. On the left: the fuzzy, larger Canadian Ginger. On the
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Location: Hosta kitchen garden - morning sun onlyDate: 2010-04-01
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Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
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Comments:
Posted by eclayne (Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA - Zone 6a) on Aug 2, 2012 9:52 AM

What a great plant. Beautiful glossy green leaves, dense clumping habit, out competes weeds and self seeds readily but right next to the parent. I divided the two clumps in my photo in spring 2011, by summer 2012 I have 9 clumps that size. 9!! In full or partial shade. I don't fertilize or water them and they do great.

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