Asarum Species, Ginger, Lemmon's Wild Ginger

Asarum lemmonii

Family: Aristolochiaceae
Genus: Asarum (as-AIR-um) (Info)
Species: lemmonii (lem-mon-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

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Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Veined

Foliage Color:

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Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Where to Grow:

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Danger:

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Bloom Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 9, 2005, nevadagdn from Sparks, NV (Zone 7a) wrote:

When planting Asarum lemmonii today, I noticed that it truly does have a lemon-ginger scent if the leaves are bruised. It's a very attractive plant, with rounded, slightly spiraled semi-glossy green leaves. The flowers aren't worth the effort to find--odd little brown things at the base of the clump. I'll report back on hardiness as warranted.

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