Saruma henryi

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.

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£ 6.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Aristolochiaceae

Hardy perennial

H6

60cm 

90cm 

Dark green, hairy 

Bright sulphur yellow

Moist, humus rich

Full shade, partial shade

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