Asarum europaeum

Asarum europaeum

Asarabacca, Foal's Foot

£10.99

Pot Size:

3Ltr

|

7 In stock

SKU: 455669

Description

(Family Aristolochiaceae)
Originating from Europe to Siberia.

  • Low-growing, spreading carpets of kidney-shaped evergreen leaves.
  • Unique tubular green, then dull purple/red flowers are borne under the leaves.
  • Hardy and easy to grow in full to part shade.

Diminutively lush and abundant, kidney-shaped leaves slowly spread to form carpets of evergreen, dark, glossy green foliage. It’s ideally suited for growing in elevated positions, allowing for a close-up view where the flowers can be seen.

The neat foliage is perfect for woodland and oriental gardens. It loves to grow around stones where its spreading rhizomatous roots can spread in cool, damp conditions, making the perfect ground covering foil for Acer palmatum ‘Garnet’, Arailia elata ‘Variegata’ or pines such as the dwarf Japanese Black Pine, Pinus thunbergii ‘Banshosho’.

In spring, it produces one of the most unique flowers that can be grown in the UK. Hairy stems bear three calyces, initially dark green and maturing to a nearly black shade of maroon. Nestling mostly under the leaves but peeking out in spaces between them, demanding closer inspection.

Easy to grow in most soil types and in pots, thriving in dappled or deep shade.

Height and spread after 2-5 years 10cm x 50cm.

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Urban Jungle Suffolk

London Road, Weston,
Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8TT
Opening hours
Nursery 10am to 5pm. March-October
10am to 4pm or dusk if earlier. November-February
Café 10am to 4pm. March-October
10am to 3pm. November-February
Garden Centre Telephone: 01502 219110
Cafe Telephone: 01502 559103
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Urban Jungle Norfolk

Ringland Lane, Old Costessey,
Norwich, Norfolk NR8 5BG
Opening hours
Nursery 10am to 5pm. March-October
10am to 4pm or dusk if earlier. November-February
Café 10am to 4pm. March-October
10am to 3pm. November-February
Garden Centre Telephone: 01603 744997
Cafe Telephone: 01603 857196
Directions/Map

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