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.
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I received my order from you in only four days-record time. All of the plants were in excellent shape, and looked to have been dug up minutes before they were shipped. I am really happy to have found your company! I took a chance, now I have my new source. I will definitely be a repeat customer. Thank you for a job well done.
Received a beautiful and healthy plant. Packaged and delivered with care..
Arrived in excellent shape, leaves on short stems were still green. This in spite of hundred degree weather in Texas.
These arrived in great shape and packaged nicely. I got them planted.. Can't wait to see what they look like in the spring.
Great looking plant
These are so remarkable. Got a lot of compliments on them. Very easy to grow and care for.
Looks great in my gardens! Very pleased with this plant.
Healhty, and plants are small but have lots of roots
Grow thick and dark green, looks good as a border plant
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
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