Asarum europaeum / Wild Ginger




Robust and reliable ground cover plants, offering attractive foliage effect in shady places. Asarum europaeum has been valued and cultivated as a medicinal herb since the 13th century and is more tolerant than other varieties of the cooler summers that we have here in Ireland.  Asarum europauem is a fragrant late spring perennial plant that has the added bonus of being evergreen. These low, spreading plants have sweetly pungent roots which give rise to their common name of ‘hardy ginger’. Exotic hooded purple-red flowers on short stems appear in the spring nestled under glossy rounded leaves. Fully hardy by its nature, this perennial works well in humus-rich soil and in full sun or partial shaded areas. Growing to a compact height of 15-25cm.  Please note this is not a culinary Ginger and is for ornamental purposes only.



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