Asarum maximum, Green Panda, Pussy Plant, Ling Ling, Panda Face Ginger

Asarum maximum

Green Panda, Pussy Plant, Ling Ling, Panda Face Ginger
Family: Aristolochiaceae
Origin: China
USDA Zone: 7-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ft plantSemi-shadeShadeRegular waterUnusual colorSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The most sought-after of all asarum species, from Aristolochiaceae family - related to Dutchman's pipe. This clumping species from China has large, 6", glossy, rounded arrowhead-shaped, green leaves. It is certainly best-known for its stunning flowers (often the subject of fine paintings). The 2" flower is velvet-black outside with a stunning white interior. This easy-to-grow species really responds well to rich humus-laden soils and high fertility. A well-grown 10" tall x 18" wide clump of Asarum maximum 'Green Panda' is simply stunning.

Green Panda is a perennial groundcover that has evergreen leaves. A great landscape plant for tucking into corners or planted in mass in the shade. It is a perfect container plant, great for indoor culture thanks to its shade tolerance.

The plant is cold tolerant.

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