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About 60 species native to North temperate areas. The common name refers to the ginger-like smell when the roots are bruised or cut. All species prefer woodland conditions, slightly acid soil, shade and constant moisture.
ASARUM canadense (Moist Packed)
Canadian Wild Ginger
Native North American with low tufts of green heart-shaped leaves. Brown, bell-shaped flowers are inconspicuous and hidden under the leaves. A wonderful groundcover for the woodland garden. Seed wild collected in Ontario.
If you follow the link below to our Gardens North Facebook, and consult the picture album "Germination of Hepatica, Asarum and Trillium grandiflorum" you can read my commentary on germination shortcuts for this species.
Cold treatment required.
20 seeds $5.00
ASARUM europaeum (Moist Packed)
European Wild Ginger
Evergreen plant with dark-green, very glossy, leathery, heart-shaped foliage. Inconspicuous brown flowers appear under the foliage in spring. A beautiful groundcover for shade, tolerating less than ideal conditions, but growing and self-sowing more vigorously with better conditions. Limited this year.
Seed is moist packed to preserve viability. Cold treatment required.
20 seeds $5.00
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