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Asarum asperum
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Asarum asperum

Rough Japanese Wild Ginger

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Item #: 2120

Zones: 6a to 9b

Height: 3" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: Japan

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.


Asarum asperum is an evergreen, clump-forming, wild ginger from central Japan that has been an excellent performer in our garden trials. Each Asarum asperum plant will offer different leaf patterns, but the most common is a green leaf with a wide central stripe of silver. The unusual, tri-lobed, glossy brown flowers occur beneath the leaves in March (NC). Asarum asperum forms a tight 3" tall x 1' wide clump in the woodland garden, where average to slightly moist soils are perfect.