Asarum europeaus

European Wild Ginger

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

European wild ginger is a low-growing groundcover with glossy, evergreen, heart-shaped leaves. Its unusual purple-brown flowers lie mostly concealed beneath foliage.

More About Asarum europeaus

  • Native plant of rich woods and wooded slopes
  • Downy, heart-shaped to kidney-shaped leaves
  • Cup-shaped, purplish brown flowers appear in spring

It offers the perfect setting for the bright spring blooms of Dicentra and Tiarella. Plants are evergreen where winters are not too harsh.

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6-12 Inches


12-18 Inches

Hardiness Zone:


Asarum europeaus Characteristics


  • Ground Cover
  • Mass Plant
  • Edging
  • Evergreen

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Sun/Part Shade
  • Shade Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Needs well drained soil
  • Average


  • Rounded
  • Clumping