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Asarum maximum

Asarum maximum 'Ling Ling'

Rare and unusual, Asarum maximum is perhaps best known for Asarum maximum 'Ling Ling' (pictured right) is the Panda Faced asarum.

With undoubtedly some of the most spectacular flowers of all of the asarums are those of Asarum maximum. Large deep chocolate brown to almost black and creamy white flowers that appear in early spring.

This is an evergreen asarum and is worth growing for the foliage alone, it is ground hugging and the large leaves are patterned.

The flowers are wonderful, but a little shy, they 'hide' beneath the foliage and you may just need to look closely or give the foliage a 'lift' to get the best view.

Asarum Varieties

Propagation

Easy by division of established clumps. Also can be grown from seed.

Summary

  • Excellent ground cover plant for a shaded position

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