Growing Asarum (Wild Ginger)

Latin Name Pronunciation: uh-sah'rum  

Plant in rich, moist, slightly acid soil in shade. To prevent winter burn of the evergreen leaves in cold climates, choose a site that is sheltered from both winter sun and strong winds. In Zone 6, provide winter protection (see information on Winter protection) for Asarum splendens. May be slow to become established, but where happy, plants will eventually spread by rhizomes (horizontal stems). Asarum europaeum may self-sow.