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Asarum europaeum 'European'


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Glossy leathery leaves make a stunning foliage plant for the shaded garden. Beautiful accent to ferns, hostas, astilbes and pulmonarias ,and an excellent ground cover in moist, acidic, rich soils. Small green flowers are hidden beneath the leaves.


6-8 In

Hardiness Zone:

4 - 7

Asarum europaeum 'European' Characteristics


  • Mass Plant
  • Container
  • Edging
  • Evergreen
  • Ground Cover
  • Border

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Moist