WILD GINGER Asarum caulescens

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Asarum caulescens, commonly known as coveralls or coveralls wild ginger, is native to large parts of central China, and also cultivated in gardens. It is a creeping evergreen perennial with glossy green, kidney shaped leaves with red flowers hidden by the leaves. It occurs mostly in deciduous forests, especially in humous soils.

A. caulescens is quite shade-tolerant and is often employed as groundcover where little else will grow.

Type: Perennial

Hardiness zones: 6-9

Height: 10-15 cm, 4-6"

Location: Shade or part shade

Note: Many seeds and plants contain poisonous parts, this included. Please keep these seeds and plants in a safe place.

Seeds Per Pack: 5

Germination: These seeds are trickier to germinate than the average perennial.  They should be sown in a warm compost (22 Celcius or 72 Fahrenheit) with constant humidity for 6 weeks.  After that period, they require cold stratification (-4 to 4 Celcius or 25 to 39 Fahrenheit) for 6-8 weeks.  Once the cold stratification is complete, slowly bring the temperature up to approximately 10 degrees Celcius (50 Fahrenheit) until germination begins.  If the seeds do not germinate on the first attempt, they likely require another warm then cold period to trigger germination.

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