Asarum splendens

Wild Ginger-Chinese

Asarum splendens

Photo Credit: Susan Martin

Asarum splendens

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery


Asarum splendens

Wild Ginger-Chinese

This vigorously spreading species forms a thick mat of large, glossy, deep green leaves that are heavily mottled with metallic silver. Foliage is evergreen to 10¡F; will reappear in spring if it dies back. Interesting deep purple-brown flowers appear at ground level under the leaves.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 5 - 9
  • Height: 6-8"
  • Spread: 8-12"
  • Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: High Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Mid-Spring
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades, Silver-Gray Shades
  • Flower Color: Brown Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: No
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: Yes
  • Bee-friendly: No
  • Attracts butterflies: No
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: Yes
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 5 - 9
  • Height: 6-8"
  • Spread: 8-12"
  • Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: High Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Mid-Spring
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades, Silver-Gray Shades
  • Flower Color: Brown Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: No
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Bee-friendly: No
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: No
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: Yes
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s
  • Optimal Planting Time: Late Summer-Fall
  • Retail Sales Window: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average, Low
  • Requires Shade in Production: Yes
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: No
  • Vernalization Beneficial: Yes