Asarum lewisii 'Carolina Carpet'
Lewis's Wild Ginger
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Asarum
Item #: 3237
Zones: 5a to 9b
Height: 4" tall
Origin: United States
This large leaf form of our rare native evergreen A. lewisii is one that we selected in Apex, NC in 1989. The dark green heart shaped 2" wide deer-resistant leaves are each highlighted by a dramatic silver pattern. Unlike other asarums, this one spreads like the best of groundcovers...more than 2' per year once established. In the wild, a leaf will appear every 4" along the stem, but in cultivation, the leaf spacing becomes much closer. The unusual hairy purple brown flowers appear under the foliage in mid summer.