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JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Asarum harperi 'Velvet Queen'

Velvet Queen Harper's Wild Ginger

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Item #: 3565

Zones: 5a to 9b

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 4" tall

Culture: Light Shade to Shade

Origin: United States

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

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(aka: Asarum shuttleworthii var. harperi) Asarum 'Velvet Queen' is a selection of the American native evergreen wetland-growing wild ginger, Asarum harperi, which can be found in scattered sites in Georgia and Alabama, where it grows in wet seeps, along streams, and in bogs. The heart-shaped, glossy, dark green leaves of Asarum harperi 'Velvet Queen' (double the size of Asarum 'Callaway') are each highlighted by a dramatic silver pattern. Tucked just below the foliage in late spring are the large 1.5"-2" long barrel-shaped purple flowers speckled with yellow. Asarum harperi 'Velvet Queen' is a slowly spreading wild ginger that forms a stunning evergreen ground cover in the moist woodland garden.