Asarum takaoi Roundabout
Roundabout Japanese Wild Ginger
Item #: 9820
Zones: 4b to 8b
Height: 3" tall
Culture: Light Shade to Shade
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
We are pleased to offer this vegetatively-propagated selection of the durable Asian ginger, Asarum takaoi. Asarum takaoi 'Roundabout' is a slow spreader that forms a 2' wide evergreen patch in 5 years. The medium green, 2" rounded leaves are adorned with small dollops of silver. Each patch is highlighted in late winter with small, three-petaled, flesh-colored flowers that are hidden at the leaf axils. This is truly a superb selection for the woodland garden...both as a specimen and in a mass planting. In 2011, we mistakenly offered this as Asarum takaoi 'Galaxy', which is a more clumping clone. We continue to study the difference between the often lumped Asarum takaoi and Asarum variegatum and are now leaning to Asarum 'Roundabout' actually being a clone of Asarum variegatum.