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European Ginger (Asarum arifolium)
European Ginger: Asarum arifolium, previously Hexastylis arifolia, is the standard European ginger. Despite its reference to Europe, this evergreen species is a native North American perennial that originated in the humid forests of the southeast.
Besides European Ginger, here are a few additional common names for this adorable evergreen plant:
- Arrowhead Wild Ginger
- Heartleaf Ginger
- Heartleaf Wild Ginger
- Little Brown Jugs
- Green Valentine
TN Nursery recommends this plant in the mid-south and midwest's moderate planting zones.
European Ginger Is an Excellent Shade Garden Ground Cover
Finding the best plants for a shade garden can be challenging--European Ginger is one pretty perennial that flourishes in the deepest shade.
It loves moist soil that drains well. It is happiest when it beds down in plenty of organic material. When you plant European ginger, add a generous scoop of mulch, grass clippings, peat moss, or shredded leaves. It loves these materials.
The Lovely Green Foliage Makes European Ginger a Popular Choice. European Ginger is a favorite of TN Nursery customers who need to add profuse greenery to a shady spot.
The foliage is impressive. Each leaf can measure as much as six inches long and wide. Some gardeners describe the shape of the leaf as a blunt, rounded arrowhead. But others explain that it makes an abstract heart shape. The leaves have veins that create a crackled or leathery appearance.
The plant produces tiny, light burgundy to brown, jug-shaped flowers with a soft, peach fuzz texture. However, these are fairy blossoms--so small that the many leaves tend to conceal them.
During the middle to end of summer, European Ginger will produce tiny berries. They are inedible to humans, but your backyard birds will enjoy harvesting them.
Order Your European Ginger From TN Nursery Today
TN Nursery suggests European Ginger for the deepest, shadiest yards where few perennials grow. This evergreen will add the color you desire--place your order today.
I am not accustomed working with this bare root plant. I will have to see how it does. My concern is that when they arrived, they had sprouted in the mail, and then sprouts had then mostly withered. Bad luck I guess. I planted them right away and watered them. I guess I’ll see how it does.
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Received a beautiful and healthy plant. Packaged and delivered with care..
Love my plant baby!!! Perfect condition