Asarum Splendens

Chinese Wild Ginger
$18.95 ea.
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Fast-growing Ground Cover
This silver-splashed, evergreen beauty brightens any shady niche. Large glossy heart-shaped foliage conceals unusual purple flowers tucked around the base of the plant in early spring. A showy, vigorous groundcover for shade. Asarum Spendens will spread with underground rhizomes. Thick leathery foliage will mound to a more lush appearance if planted near sidewalks or a barrier to restrict its spread.

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Plant Type Perennials, Groundcovers


Height Short 6-8"

Spacing Plant 10-16" apart

Bloom Time Early Spring to Mid-Spring

Sun / Shade Half Sun / Half Shade to Full Shade

Zones 5-9

Soil Type Normal, Clay, Acidic, Sandy

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Features

  • Deer Resistant
  • Evergreen
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Groundcovers
  • OK in Containers
  • Shade Tolerant

Asarum General Information

Asarum is a low-maintenance plant great for shady borders or a woodland site. Will remain semi-evergreen in milder winters. Wild Ginger will spread quickly by underground rhizomes to form a thick mat. Ideal for smothering out any weeds. May overwinter in zone 5 with protection. Inconspicuous flowers are bell shaped an difficult to see without closely inspecting under the foliage. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Asarum Plant Care

Asarum is not picky about soil pH or type, but does prefer moist, slightly acidic organic soil in a well-drained site.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.


  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March


  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October