Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Heartleaf Ginger, Little Brown Jug

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.


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