Asarum lewisii 'Carolina Carpet'

Lewis's Wild Ginger

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Item #: 3237

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)

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.