How to Grow Asarum Europaeum Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Asarabacca


Asarum europaeum also known as Asarabacca, European wild ginger, hazelwort, and wild spikenard photograph by stormboy33, CC.

Asarum europaeum Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Asarum europaeum
  • Common Name: Asarabacca
  • Growing Zone: USA: 4 to 8
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Herbaceous, Perennial

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 4 to 8
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 18 to 24
  • Time of Bloom: Spring
  • Flower Details: Purple
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Spreading / horizontal

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: shade to partial shade partial sun
  • Rate of Growth: Grows slowly
  • Suitable Soil Types: Loamy, Neutral, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Seeds sown in containers as soon as ripe, ordividein early spring
  • How to Prune: No pruning needed
  • Pests: Slugs and snails can be a problem especially in spring
  • Diseases: Generally trouble free

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Deer, Black Walnut
  • Best Garden Use: Border, Ground cover, En masse , Rock garden, Woodland garden
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Attractive foliage, Non-native to North America, Naturalizing, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms
  • Genus Detail: Asarum
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here

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