ASARUM caudatum

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ASARUM caudatum

Western Wild Ginger, Long-Tailed Wild Ginger
Select Item No. AA968

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Aristolochiaceae
Origin: Western North America
Special Features: Good groundcover species of mostly evergreen foliage with large heart-shaped leaves, little reddish-brown jug-shaped blooms underneath the leaves. Roots and leaves have a spicy fragrance like ginger.
 
Basic Colour: (brown)
Flower Colour: reddish brown
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z6 - Z9
Foliage: large, round, heart-shaped, mostly evergreen
Growth Habit: groundcover / stoloniferous / evergreen / wintergreen
Height with Flowers: 20 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: acidic / humus rich, fertile
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant / medicinal plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 3.84615 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
260
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
12 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(19) To stop the germination inhibition give seeds a warm compost (about +22°C) [about 72°F] with constant humidity for at least 6 weeks. Then keep cold (–4 to +4°C) [25 to 39°F] for 6–8 weeks. Usually, the germination starts at +4°C [39°F]. Raise temperatures gradually up to +10°C [50°F] until germination is completed. If the warm or cold period was not long enough the seeds will not germinate until the following year. They will then need another warm period (summer) and a cold period (winter). Well-known examples: Cimicifuga and Helleborus.

Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: A prudent recommendation would be to provide 6-12 weeks at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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