Asarum europaeum

European Wild Ginger

Evergreen Groundcover, Perennial

Rich, glossy green leaves form a tight and compact carpet of handsome evergreen foliage that looks great year-round. Great as an edging plant or a small scale groundcover for shade.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Shade, Filtered Sun, Open Shade


Size: 4 - 6 tall x 6 - 12 wide
Shape / Form: Clumping, Mounding
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Medium

Features: Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Black
Bloom Season: Apr, May, Spring

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Edging, Erosion Control, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Deep Shade, Deer Resistant, Dry Shade
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: ground hugger
Collections: Great Plant Pick

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos