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Asarum macranthum 'Creeping Tortoise'

Creeping Tortoise Taiwanese Wild Ginger

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Item #: 14992

Zones: 7b to 9b, at least

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 3" tall

Culture: Light Shade to Shade

Origin: Taiwan

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


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Asarum macranthum 'Creeping Tortoise' is a 2020 Plant Delights/JLBG introduction of our 2008 collection from 6,200' elevation in Taiwan's Taichung County. This splendid wild ginger selection is clothed with lovely silver veined leaves, but also spreads, which is a trait only seen occasionally in populations of this species. Asarum macranthum 'Creeping Tortoise' will form a 3" tall x 2' wide patch after 10 years. The fascinating ruffled purple flowers are tucked beneath the foliage in very early spring. We have found it easy-to-grow in the woodland garden with average soil moisture.