Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Asarum nobilissimum 'Iron Butterfly'
Iron Butterfly Noble Wild Ginger
Item #: 13448
Zones: 7a to 9b, guessing
Height: 10" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
Asarum 'Iron Butterfly' is a 2020 Plant Delights/JLBG introduction of our selection the giant Chinese wild ginger. Asarum nobilissimum 'Iron Butterfly' forms a large evergreen mass thanks to a thick spreading rhizome. In good soils, you can expect a 3' wide patch in 10 years. The glossy green leaves can reach 8" in length. In April (NC), the giant easily visible flowers open to reveal dark purple petals, highlighted by a striking white eye zone, with a deeper interior purple eye socket. We have found all of the Asarum nobilissimum cultivars to be extremely easy to grow in average woodland garden conditions.
Flower Color: Black , Multicolor , Purple/Lavender , Violet
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Container Role: Fillers
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