Asarum splendens Wild Ginger



Asarum splendens Wild Ginger is a low-growing, rhizomatous ground cover with beautiful, glossy green leaves heavily mottled with silver. In spring, dark purple flowers peek out shyly from the foliage.

A semi-evergreen, Asarum splendens Wild Ginger puts out new growth in spring and will die back in cold winters. It is native to China and thrives in part to full shade and moist, well-draining soil. It is deer and rabbit resistant.

Asarum splendens Wild Ginger is a great choice for a low-maintenance, high-coverage groundcover for shade.


  • Common Names: Chinese Wild Ginger
  • Zones: 6-9
  • Light Requirements: Part Shade to Shade
  • Soil Preference: Average to Moist, Well-Draining
  • Height at Maturity: 9 inches
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Foliage Color: Gray/Silver

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Deer. Rabbits.
  • Other Features: Evergreen.

Care and Growing Tips

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