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Asarum maximum ‘Shell Shocked’
Common Name: Giant Wild Ginger Family: Aristolochiaceae (The Birthwort Family)

Asarum maximum 'Shell Shocked' has heart-shaped, bright green foliage with minty silver tortoise-shell veins. The dramatic flowers are black with a white lobes around the centre and smell like mushrooms. Wild ginger is a great shade plant for the front of the border and makes a beautiful specimen for a clay pot on a patio table.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Native Habitat:
Forests in humus rich soils at elevations of 600 - 800 metres.

ClassEvergreen Primary Bloom ColourBlack
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
Height4-8" Bloom TimeSpring
Spread8-12" FragranceYes
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Foliage ColourVariegated - Cream/White
Soil MoistureMoist Average Stem Colour
Hardiness6-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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