Saturday, February 18, 2012

Asarum #2

#2 is the best name I can come up with for this unidentified Asarum. It was given to me some years ago by a local grower and has, since then, struggled along in the garden. If I had known that it produced these spectacular flowers, I'd have given it more attention.

Fortunately, seeing how my friend Erika grew her Asarum 'Green Panda' in a container and realizing how rewarding it was to see the dramatic flowers at eye level, I too have taken all my Asarums out of the garden and now keep them in containers.

Luckily I have a cool greenhouse and that enables me to see these flowering wonders close up and early in the season.


LHawthorn said...

Thanks for sharing this idea, I'm really grateful. My asarum splendens isn't doing well at all in the garden - I'll move it to the cool sunroom and see if it thrives there. If so, this opens up possibilities for the more tender asarums available from BC.

Barry Parker said...

Hi Laura,

Let me know how this works for you.

Did you see the Asarums listed in Fraser's Thimble Farm? they look interesting, particularly the japanese species.

LHawthorn said...

I sure did. If my sunroom works out, I'll be trying some Thimble Farms selections, their catalogue is always so tempting.

Barry Parker said...

Hi laura,

Maybe we can get together on that order and save money on postage?