Asarum harperi 'Velvet Queen'
Velvet Queen Harper's Ginger
Item #: 3565
Zones: 5a to 9b
Height: 4" tall
Culture: Light Shade to Shade
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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Asarum 'Velvet Queen' is a selection of the American native evergreen wild ginger...essentially a much larger form of Asarum 'Calloway'. The heart-shaped, glossy, dark green leaves of Asarum harperi 'Velvet Queen' (double the size of Asarum 'Calloway') are each highlighted by a dramatic silver pattern. Tucked just below the foliage in late spring are the large 1.5"-2" long barrel-shaped purple flowers speckled with yellow. Asarum harperi 'Velvet Queen' is a slowly spreading wild ginger from Alabama and Georgia that forms a stunning evergreen ground cover in the woodland garden.