Quicksilver Chinese Wild Ginger

Asarum splendens 'Quicksilver'

Dramatic silver mottling adorns the deep green foliage which creates a striking groundcover or filler in shady and woodland gardens. In spring, large 2 in. flowers are curiously hidden underneath the leaves that can be up to 7 inches long. Partial to full shade. Semi-evergreen.
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6 - 9

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Botanical Pronunciationas-AIR-um SPLEN-denz
Average Size at MaturityForms a vigorously spreading, dense mat 6 to 12 in. tall.
Bloom TimeSpring into Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower ColorBrown
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseWoodland Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Shade Loving
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
Key FeatureShade Loving

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 2 ft. to 3 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.

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