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Asarum marmoratum

A rare native of California, I have always found it tiresomely erratic in growth, but this heavily silvered form seems to be prospering without the sulking and tantrums my other plant throws. I have a lot of doubt about this ones identity - the leaves are just not right - too smoothly evergreen, it just looks Chinese.

7th May 2006

I haven't had a flower from it, so for the moment it stays with the name it bore when it arrived (though I have to admit, the source has made a few other real howlers!)

12th February 2009

Well, I think I was right! This looks like A.splendens.