- Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 6 - 8 Inches
- Mature Spread 8 - 10 Inches
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
European Ginger, Asarum europaeum, features beautiful, dark-green, glossy foliage with rounded, heart-shaped leaves and generally grows in a dense, mounded habit. European Ginger will hold its own and maintain its lovely mounded shape when competing with more aggressive groundcovers; it is truly a no-fuss, gorgeous shade groundcover.
This is a slower-spreading, perennial, evergreen groundcover, but it's definitely worth the wait for it to fully establish. It's great for shade or partial shade spots in the garden; the foliage colors become deeper and richer in full shade. European Ginger grows in hardiness zones 4-8, and eventually reaches 6-8 inches tall and 10-12 inches wide.
European Ginger Care
Find a full or partial shade location and plant ideally in well-draining loam, with a slightly acidic pH, and rich in organic matter. Keep European Ginger evenly moist when initially planted, and then scale back watering once the plant is fully established. European Ginger will naturally grow in a round, mounded form, and it also cascades beautifully over rocks and between crevices in the garden.
There is rarely a need to do anything to this lovely, no-fuss groundcover. You can divide mature plants in early spring about every 3-4 years.
European Ginger Spacing
European Ginger can be planted in containers with adequate drainage holes. It is lovely planted at the edge of a woodland or shade garden. The striking, glossy, dark-green foliage should be planted up close, near walkways and paths to thoroughly enjoy. It grows in a round, mounded form, so plant it at least 12 inches apart for mass planting. It works as a nice foliage accent, cascading over and around rocks in a mixed-shade perennial garden.
European Ginger Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8|
|Plant Type: Edible Plants|
|Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 6 - 8 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 8 - 10 Inches|
|Spacing: 8 - 10 Inches|
|Habit: Mounded, Spreading|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Dark Green|
|Seasonal Interest: N/A|
|Resists: Deer, Disease, Pests & Insects|
|Uses: Borders, Edging, Groundcovers|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: European Ginger|
|Other Name(s): European Ginger|
|Scientific Name: Asarum europaeum|
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