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Asarum shuttleworthii var. harperi 'Velvet Queen'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Asarum shuttleworthii var 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 shuttleworthii '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 shuttleworthii var. harperi is a slowly spreading wild ginger from Alabama and Georgia that forms a stunning evergreen ground cover in the woodland garden.

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