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Asarum europaeum


Asarum europaeum is a groundcover of the highest order with attractive, somewhat glossy, kidney-shaped to round foliage on creeping rhizomes.

Asarum europaeum is widely distributed in the woodlands of Europe. Similar to our native species, Asarum caudatum, it has attractive, somewhat glossy, kidney-shaped to round foliage but with shaggy hairs on the creeping rhizomes and leaf stalks. Combines well with lacy ferns and bleeding hearts. Intriguing brownish-red flowers appear beneath the foliage so make sure to watch for them.

Common Name: Asarabacca

Family: Aristolochiaceae (The Birthwort Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6-9

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade

Height: 4-8"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour: Burgundy

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Woodlands.

Award: GPP

Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

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