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Heartleaf Ginger, Little Brown Jug
Hexastylis arifolia (Asarum arifolium)
Light to medium shade, medium to moderately dry moisture level, humusy soil, moderately acid pH. 2-4 inches height, blooms in spring, brown to greenish purple flowers.
Germination Code: C(90); seeds may require 2 years to germinate.
Native Region: Limited to 5 counties scattered statewide — Shelby, Hamilton, Marion, Franklin and Roane
Evergreen groundcover. Slow-growing and tends to remain in isolated clusters. Beautiful, jewel-like additions to the southeastern woodland garden.