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James H. Schutte
European Wild Ginger
European wild ginger is an evergreen perennial native to Western Europe. It is grown for its attractive foliage as a groundcover. The hairy stalks give rise to lustrous, dark green leaves and inconspicuous, bell-shaped, greenish-purple or brown flowers that bloom in late spring.
European wild ginger performs best in partial to full shade in acidic or neutral soil. It can also be used in a woodland garden or at the edge of a shady border. Although not related to the culinary ginger the roots will sometimes produce a scent that resembles ginger. The natural variety caucasicum has an extended leaf tip that is pointed.
8 - 1
4 - 8
4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Partial Shade, Full Shade
2"-3" / 5.1cm - 7.6cm
10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Green, Purple, Brown
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