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Asarum arifolium

Asarum arifolium
Just planted

Synonym(s) Hexastylis arifolia
Common name arrow-leaf wild ginger
Family aristolochiaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-9)
Flowers dark purple (spring)
Size 8"
Light part shade

Evergreen woodland perennial native to the southeastern US, grown mostly for its glossy, slightly blotched leaves shaped like arrowheads. The dark flowers are interesting, but they are borne at the base of the clump, mostly out of sight. I'm curious how well ours will do in the heat of our Houston climate – if happy, it should grow into an attractive foot-wide mound.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: foundation border

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