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Family: AristolochiaceaeMain Season: All YearFlower Colour: RedLeaf Colour: GreenFoliage: EvergreenPosition: ShadeSoil Type: Ordinary, medium loamHeight: Up to 15cm / 6"Peat Free? YesHardiness Guide: RHS H5 minimum -10C to -15CPot Size: 9cm
Low growing evergreen groundcover with heart shaped leaves. The stems are clothed with whiteish hairs and the leaf tops shorter almost gingery hairs. Small reddish-cream flowers in spring. 15cm, Good soil in shade.
One of the wild gingers, though not actually a ginger at all! The whole plant smells of ginger when cut or crushed.
A woodland species from Japan and China.