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Asarum arifolium
Common Name: Arrow-Leaf Wild Ginger Family: Aristolochiaceae (The Birthwort Family)

Asarum arifolium is a wild ginger from the US southeast with broadly arrow-shaped, anise-scented, deep green leaves with silver marbling. In spring, strange brownish purple, urn shaped flowers emerge clustered amongst the foliage. Easy to grow in a woodland setting or in containers. Possible hardy to zone 4.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - North America

Native Habitat:
Moist, upland, deciduous and mixed forests from sea level to 600 metres.

ClassEvergreen Primary Bloom ColourBurgundy
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourBrown
Height4-8" Bloom TimeSpring
Spread4-8" FragranceYes
Light Exposure Foliage ColourSilver Green
Soil Moisture Stem Colour
Hardiness5-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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