Asarum forbesii 'Venus'
Venus Wild Ginger
Item #: 13283
Zones: 5a to 8b
Dormancy: Winter, Fall
Height: 6" tall
Culture: Light Shade
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
Next crop available: 12/31/2019
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Asarum forbesii 'Venus' is our second introduction of the amazing, but sadly, little-known Chinese wild ginger, that's hopelessly misidentified in the trade. Asarum forbesii 'Venus' makes a slowly-spreading deciduous groundcover that's both dense and tough as nails in the woodland garden. Rich soils, light shade, and average moisture grow the best wild gingers. The foliage of Asarum 'Venus' is dark green with abundant lighter green randomly un-random blotches. The triangular-shaped foliage is also larger than our earlier introduction Asarum 'Mercury'. If you peek below its skirt of foliage from April through May, you see an amazing number of bronze, three-petaled flowers...shhh, we won't tell if you won't.