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Asarum fauriei var. takaoi 'Pitter Patter'

Pitter Patter Wild Ginger

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Item #: 12584

Zones: 4b to 8b

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 1" tall

Culture: Light Shade to Shade

Origin: Japan

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


We received this Japanese wild ginger in 2009 as Asarum variegatum, but have since come to discover it is actually a form of Asarum takaoi. We were so taken with this splendid selection, we've christened it Asarum takaoi 'Pitter Patter'. For us Asarum 'Pitter Patter' has formed a low-growing evergreen mat to only 1" tall, but to 2' wide in 7 years. The silver dollar-sized leaves are deep green with large central silver patterns in each leaf. In late winter, lift the skirt of leaves for an exciting purple peep show of tiny flowers.