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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
foal's foot hazelwort wild ginger wild nard
Asarum are evergreen or deciduous, rhizomatous perennials forming a mat of long-stalked, heart-shaped or kidney-shaped leaves, sometimes with attractive silver mottling, and curious flowers consisteng of a 3-lobed calyx, often in "earthy" colours. They are commonly referred to as wild gingers (they are not culinary gingers) but are so-called because their rhizomes have a similar spicy scent
A. europaeum is a creeping, evergreen perennial forming carpets of kidney-shaped, glossy, dark green leaves. The green, then purple, flowers are hidden under the foliage
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Loam
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
Likes woodland conditions - a humus-rich, moist but well-drained, acid to neutral soil and full to partial shade
Propagate by seed sown in containers as soon as ripe, or divide in early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Garden Edging Ground Cover Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
Pruning No pruning needed
Pests Slugs and snails can be a problem especially in spring
Generally trouble free
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