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Asarum porphyronotum
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Asarum porphyronotum

Chinese Wild Ginger

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Item #: 3396

Zones: 7b to 9b, at least

Height: 6" tall

Culture: Light Shade to Shade

Origin: China

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


Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.


This rare evergreen species from the Sichuan Province of China is recently new to cultivation. The large leaves are dark, velvety green with dramatic silver patterns on top of the leaves, and a stunning dark purple back. In very early spring, the clumps are adorned with 1"+ wide dark purple flowers with a dramatic white "eye" surrounding the opening of the flower. A. porphyronotum makes a stunning addition to the woodland garden.