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European Ginger - 50 Plants

European Ginger - 50 Plants

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European Ginger

European ginger, scientifically known as Asarum europaeum, is a herbaceous perennial plant native to parts of Europe, including the central and southern regions. It belongs to the Aristolochiaceae family and is distinctively different from the culinary ginger (Zingiber officinale) commonly used in cooking. It is primarily valued for its attractive foliage and low-growing habit, making it a popular choice for shade gardens and woodland landscapes.

Appearance: It typically grows 10-15 centimeters and forms a dense ground cover. Its heart-shaped, glossy, dark green leaves can reach 5-8 centimeters wide. These leaves are evergreen in mild climates and remain attractive throughout the year.

Flowers: The plant produces small, inconspicuous, maroon to brownish-purple tubular flowers often hidden beneath the leaves. They have a unique, somewhat foul odor that attracts flies for pollination. The flowering period usually occurs in spring.

Habitat of European Ginger

It is well-suited to shaded or partially shaded areas in well-drained, moist, and humus-rich soils. It is commonly found in forests and along stream banks in its native range.

Cultural Uses: Unlike culinary ginger, it is not used in cooking or for its culinary properties. Instead, it is primarily grown for ornamental purposes due to its attractive foliage.

Propagation: It can be propagated through seeds or the division of established clumps. It's a slow-growing plant that forms a dense carpet of foliage once established.

Landscape Use: Gardeners appreciate its ability to cover shady areas under trees, providing a lush, low-maintenance ground cover. Its unique appearance adds an exotic touch to woodland gardens and rock gardens.

In summary, it is a charming, low-growing perennial plant valued for its glossy foliage and suitability for shade gardens. While it has no culinary uses, its ornamental qualities make it a popular choice for gardeners seeking to enhance the aesthetics of their woodland landscapes.

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Diane Genco

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Oliver Coast

Great health benefits! Lovely greens

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