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Saruma is a recently introduced, monotypic (i.e. with only one species) genus native of Hupeh (China). It is close to the genus Asarum (Aristolochiaceae). In contrast to its cousins it makes upright, short annual stems with rounded heart-shaped, pubescent leaves and small rich yellow, axillary and terminal, cup-like flowers. An easy and very long lived perennial in any humus-rich, well drained soil in partial shade, where it will self-sow under good conditions.
Sow flat from autumn to late spring in any humus-rich, leafy, well drained soil. Keep pots in a protected, sunny spot outside. Transplant dormant rhizomes in autumn after the annual shoots have withered.
Note: All parts are poisonous if ingested !
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
10 seeds per package.
Saruma henryi (Upright Wild Ginger)

Saruma henryi (Upright Wild Ginger)

30 (50)cm, Upright Wild Ginger is native to China, and despite its common name it is not closely related to gingers (Zingiberaceae). Saruma henryi makes a perennial rootstock from which emerge annual shoots with rounded heartshaped, hairy, fresh green to grayish green leaves and axillary and terminal, tripartite yellow cup-like flowers. Easily grown in any humus rich and always slightly moist soil in partial shade. V-VI.
10 seeds per package.

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