Upright wild ginger
Upright wild ginger is a clumping, shade-loving perennial that is native to forests, valleys and stream banks in China.
It grows in a slowly-spreading mound to 60cm tall and 90cm wide.
The leaves are downy, rounded and heart-shaped with a silvery sheen in spring. These turn dark green and look fresh throughout the growing season.
The three petalled pale yellow flowers are sweet rather than awe inspiring but as this plant must have shade, they will shine out of the gloom.
A useful and rare ground cover plant for moist, permanent shade.
Photo: Blackstem Plants
Dark green, hairy
Bright sulphur yellow
Moist, humus rich
Full shade, partial shade