2 years to reach maturity
This plant has a strong fragrance
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Wild Ginger Overview
Asarum europaeum is a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit winner, which is also known by many common names including asarabacca, foalfoot and wild ginger. This evergreen perennial has a creeping growth habit and typically forms carpet coverings across areas, making it a great choice for ground cover. Flowers develop green, then change to purple with age, they are covered densely in hairs and develop underneath the leaves next to the ground. This is an adaptation for pollination by flies, the flowers typically emit an unpleasant scent to attract them.
How to propagate Wild Ginger
Sow seed when ripe.
Divide in early spring.
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Other uses of Wild Ginger
Walls, rock garden, ground-cover, wildflower/meadow.