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Asarum hartwegii

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Asarum hartwegii

Botanical Name: Asarum hartwegii
Common Name: Marbled Wild Ginger, Hartweg's Wild Ginger

A beautiful wild ginger with delicate white patterning on foliage and unusual maroon flowers. Spreads slowly by rhizomes. Makes a lush aromatic groundcover in moist shady areas.

Plant Family: Aristolochiaceae
Plant Type: Groundcover
Height by Width: 6in. H x 3-4' W
Growth Habit: Low, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Shade
Soil Preference: Loam
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Maroon
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Klamath Ranges, High Cascade Range, High Sierra Nevada
Natural Habitat: Dry rocky slopes in open forest

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