Asarum nipponicum 'Milky Way'
Milky Way Japanese Wild Ginger
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Asarum
Item #: 4328
Zones: 5a to 8a, at least
Height: 6" tall
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
(aka: Asarum nipponicum PDN001) We haven't had enough Asarum nipponicum 'Milky Way' to share, since we first introduced it in 2001, so we are very pleased to finally list it again. The 6" tall x 1' wide clumps are composed of heart-shaped, dark green leaves, each highlighted by contrasting subtle silver veins. Asarum nipponicum 'Milky Way' is one of the hardiest evergreen wild gingers, thriving in woodland conditions from Zones 5-8. If you peak under its skirt of leaves, starting in mid-February (NC), you'll catch a glimpse of the unusual, small triangular purple-brown flowers with a central cream eyezone. It could well be another 15 years before we have enough to share again, so don't miss out.
Flower Color: Purple/Lavender
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Winter
Container Role: Fillers
Garden Themes: Chocolate Garden , Fairy Garden Plants , Gnome Gardens , Living Wall
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