Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


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    Heartleaf Ginger (Asarum arifolium)
    Birthwort Family
    Heartleaf Ginger has large, arrowhead shaped leaves with bold, silvery mottling. This evergreen plant will form a small colony over time and can be used as a groundcover for small gardens. The brownish-green, cup-like flowers lie close and give the plant its other common name, ‘Little Brown Jug’. Not as fussy about soil as some other woodland natives, and can be planted in fairly average soil. It does need 2+ hours of sun to really thrive.

    Blooms:  Brownish-green, 3-4 weeks, Mar-Apr.
    Leaves: 5”, mottled, arrowhead shaped leaves, evergreen
    Height: 6-12"
    Space: 12-18"
    Soil: Average-Moist
    Exposure: Part shade-Shade
    Fauna: Ants, other small insects
    Deer Resistance: High
    Zone: 5-9
    Native Status: NC Native, common in the Piedmont and Sandhills, uncommon in the Mountains
     NC eccotype, asexually produced