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Saruma henryi (Upright wild ginger)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.9m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Saruma henryi

Other names

Upright wild ginger

Genus

Saruma Saruma

Species

S. henryi - S. henryi is an upright, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with hairy, rounded to heart-shaped, mid-green leaves, flushed silver when young in spring, and upright stems bearing three-petaled, yellow flowers in spring.


Saruma henryi is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Toxicity

All parts are poisonous if ingested.

Flower

Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Silvery-grey in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Cut back faded or dead foliage in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Saruma henryi (Upright wild ginger) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Woodland, Underplanting, Ground Cover, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist or moist but well-drained soil in partial or full shade. Will slowly spread. May self-seed in ideal growing conditions. Tolerates drier soils.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Saruma henryi

Other names

Upright wild ginger

Genus

Saruma Saruma

Species

S. henryi - S. henryi is an upright, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with hairy, rounded to heart-shaped, mid-green leaves, flushed silver when young in spring, and upright stems bearing three-petaled, yellow flowers in spring.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Toxicity

All parts are poisonous if ingested.


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Silvery-grey in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn

General care

Pruning

Cut back faded or dead foliage in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Saruma henryi (Upright wild ginger) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Woodland, Underplanting, Ground Cover, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist or moist but well-drained soil in partial or full shade. Will slowly spread. May self-seed in ideal growing conditions. Tolerates drier soils.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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