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Asarum maximum (Large wild ginger)

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Asarum maximum

Other names

Large wild ginger

Genus

Asarum Asarum

Species

A. maximum - A. maximum is a low-growing alpine, with leathery foliage in shades of bright green and grey. The distinct white blooms with a dark rim appear in late spring.


Asarum maximum is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Mat Forming, Spreading

Flower

Black, White in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Propagation

Allow pods to dry on plant and then break open to collect seeds.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Asarum maximum (Large wild ginger) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Garden edging, Gravel, Ground Cover, Containers, Rock

Cultivation

Prefers well-drained, rich, humus soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Asarum maximum

Other names

Large wild ginger

Genus

Asarum Asarum

Species

A. maximum - A. maximum is a low-growing alpine, with leathery foliage in shades of bright green and grey. The distinct white blooms with a dark rim appear in late spring.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Mat Forming, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Black, White in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

General care

Propagation

Allow pods to dry on plant and then break open to collect seeds.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Asarum maximum (Large wild ginger) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Garden edging, Gravel, Ground Cover, Containers, Rock

Cultivation

Prefers well-drained, rich, humus soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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