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Asarum arifolium


Asarum arifolium is a wild ginger with arrow-shaped, anise-scented, deep green leaves with silver marbling and strange brownish purple, urn shaped flowers.

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.

Common Name: Arrow-Leaf Wild Ginger

Family: Aristolochiaceae (The Birthwort Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade

Height: 4-8"

Width: 4-8"

Primary Bloom Colour: Burgundy

Secondary Bloom Colour: Brown

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

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

Award: GPP

Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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