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Asarum arifolium

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Hexastylis arifolia
Phonetic Spelling
ah-SAIR-um air-ih-FOH-lee-um
Description

Heart-leaf Ginger is an evergreen perennial found in dry to mesic forests and woodlands.

Heart-leaf Ginger is lump-forming. Flowers are hidden under the leaves.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#food source summer#food source nectar#food source pollen#coastal FAC#Piedmont Mountains FAC
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#food source summer#food source nectar#food source pollen#coastal FAC#Piedmont Mountains FAC
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Asarum
    Species:
    arifolium
    Family:
    Aristolochiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from May to July
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Flower Description:
    Blooms from March to June.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Songbirds