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Asarum campaniflorum
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Asarum campaniflorum

Kiwi Wild Ginger

Item #: 6307

Zones: 7b to 10b, at least

Height: 6" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: China

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

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(aka: Asarum campaniforme) Asarum campaniflorum is a recently discovered wild ginger from bamboo-filled slopes below 1,000' elevation in China's Hubei province. We've grown Asarum campaniflorum in our shade garden since 2000...long before it was recognized as a new species. In our opinion, Asarum campaniflorum has possibly the most elegant flowers in the genus. In late winter (spring in colder climates), the glossy evergreen-foliaged 6" tall x 18" wide clumps of triangular leaves are adorned under the foliage with 1" long x 3/4" wide creamy yellow flowers, surrounded by a purple velvet band at the tip and base of the petals... each flower is a masterpiece that resembles a cut kiwi fruit!

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