European Ginger

$799

European Ginger

$799

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European Ginger, also known as Asarum europaeum, is a low-growing perennial herb native to Europe and parts of Asia. Thanks to its attractive foliage and various health benefits, it is a popular plant for ornamental and medicinal purposes.

European Ginger's Unique Foliage

One of the most notable features of the plant is its unique foliage. The plant has large, heart-shaped leaves that are glossy and dark green. The leaves are typically arranged in a rosette pattern, giving the plant a compact and tidy appearance. In addition to its attractive foliage, it also produces small, bell-shaped, deep red or brown flowers.

Uses Of European Ginger

It is often used for ornamental purposes in rock gardens, border plantings, and shady areas. It is well-suited to growing in moist, well-drained soils in partial to full-shade sites. The plant is known for thriving in difficult growing conditions, making it an excellent choice for gardeners looking to add some greenery to challenging areas.

European Ginger's Medicinal Properties


In addition to its ornamental properties, it is also known for its medicinal properties. The plant has been used for centuries to remedy various digestive, respiratory, and menstrual cramps. It contains asarone, which has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.

It is typically consumed as a tea or tincture, often used to alleviate symptoms of nausea, indigestion, and other digestive issues. It is also thought to have a soothing effect on the nervous system, making it a popular remedy for stress and anxiety. It is a versatile and attractive plant offering various cosmetic and medicinal benefits. It is worth considering whether you're considering adding some greenery to a shady spot in your garden or seeking a natural remedy for digestive or respiratory issues.

European Ginger's Growth

European Ginger is a slow-spreading ground cover that forms glossy carpets of beautiful dark green and shiny, kidney-shaped leaves measuring approximately 4 inches across. These easy-to-grow, perennial plants are evergreen in areas with mild winters.


It produces tiny brownish, bell-shaped flowers but is explicitly grown for its foliage. It is best used in containers, beds, borders, slopes, and ground cover areas. It is best grown in small areas as it can take a few years for them to get established in your garden.

It is easily propagated by separating the root ball but can also be started from seed. It can be combined with hosta, primrose, and low-growing ferns. The rich, attractive foliage is not to be confused with the spice ginger and is highly toxic. Must be kept away from small children and pets. This is a widespread ground-covering plant that is found throughout Europe. It can be used as a spice or other kind of flavoring.

Due to European Ginger's high tolerance for shade, it can be an adequate ground cover under a sizeable shade-producing tree. The plant produces stems that each contain two kidney-shaped leaves. The leaves have a shiny appearance and can have a pepper taste and smell, lending themselves as a spice.

The plant produces small bell-shaped yellow to greenish flowers. Scientific Name: Asarum europaeum U.S.D.A.
Climate Zone: four to seven Plant Height: about a half a foot Plant Spread: one to one and a half feet
Soil Type: nutrient-rich and slightly acidic soil Sun: partial shade to full shade Gardeners love this plant because it is a slow grower with evergreen-colored leaves that produce a distinct flower.

Since it can grow with little light, it makes a perfect addition to a garden with a large shade tree. The flowers delivered can be almost impossible to see because they usually flower under the leaves.

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