Asarum, also know as wild ginger, are a deer-resistant woodland perennial. They perform well in moist but well-drained soils. Many are evergreen and will slowly form a dense groundcover. Below is a selection of our North American native Asarum arifolium … Continue reading
Here’s a photo from our garden yesterday of one of the amazing wild gingers, Asarum maximum…a superb evergreen woodland perennial.
Asarum maximum ‘Shell Shocked’ is quite stunning in the garden today. Here it is in full flower in our woodland garden taken yesterday. This selection is dramatically more vigorous and floriferous than any other clone of the panda ginger we’ve … Continue reading
Anita and I spent a good bit of time photographing in the gardens this weekend…her with an artistic eye and me from a plantsman’s perspective. It’s truly amazing to see how differently we each view the garden…I’m amazed at her … Continue reading
New for 2015 is Asarum nobilissimum ‘King Kong’. This Plant Delights selection has massive 4″ wide flowers which are yellow with purple specks, compared to the typical darker purple flower. We’re guessing this should be a Zone 7a plant at … Continue reading
One of my favorite wild gingers is the dwarf evergreen Asarum takaoi ‘Roundabout’. This is one of the few evergreen asarum that’s hardy into Zone 4. Asarums looks especially fine as their new foliage emerges in spring, as you can … Continue reading
Flowering in the garden now is one of our new 2015 introductions that will be available for the first time next year…finally! The flowers on this wild ginger are truly huge, as reflected in the name.
Just snapped this photo of the lovely panda-face wild ginger, Asarum maximum in the garden today!
Here is the wonderful woodland wild ginger, Asarum forbesii ‘Mercury’ in full flower here at Juniper Level Botanic Garden. We’ve grown this since the early 1990’s and this is the first year we’ve had enough to divide and share.
In 2011, we introduced Asarum pulchellum ‘The Fuzz’, which is probably the best evergreen ground cover wild ginger we grow. Sadly, only a few people purchased it. Is is the excess facial hair that turns folks off? We’ve love to … Continue reading