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.
Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
Forests in humus rich soils at elevations of 600 - 800 metres.