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Asarum hartwegii (Sierra Wild Winger)

Sierra Wild Ginger, Hartweg's Wild Ginger, Marbled Wild Ginger


Asarum hartwegii (Sierra Wild Winger) is an evergreen rhizomatous perennial boasting heart-shaped, glossy green leaves, 2-4 in. wide (5-10 cm), with conspicuous silver veining. In late spring to early summer, fascinating pitcher-shaped, dark chocolate flowers with tail-like lobes are produced beneath the foliage. Sierra Wild Winger spreads slowly by creeping rhizomes to create a lush aromatic carpet in moist shady areas. A terrific groundcover but excellent drainage is a must.

  • Grows up to 3 in. tall (7 cm) and 10 in. wide (25 cm).
  • A part shade to full shade lover, it is best grown in average, neutral to acidic, moist, well-drained soils.
  • Sierra Wild Ginger makes a great ground cover for shady areas of woodland gardens and is perfect for underplanting shrubs, or edging.
  • Virtually pest and disease free but keep an eye out for slugs and snails which could damage the attractive foliage.
  • Native to California and Oregon.

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Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Asarum - Wild Gingers
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3" (7cm)
Spread 10" (25cm)
Spacing 10" (25cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Edging, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Asarum - Wild Gingers
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3" (7cm)
Spread 10" (25cm)
Spacing 10" (25cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Edging, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow

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