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Saruma henryi.
Does any one grow this? I have seen it in a cataloge today and I am very tempted. But any experience of it anyone?



I am familiar with it only as one of the owners of Crug nursery discovered it on a field trip to the far east and being related to Asarum though not quite the same a new genus was created for it by simply rearranging the letters to make Saruma. Typical woodland conditions. Tempted to get one......

20 Feb, 2010


I'd read that about its name. Yes I am very tempted to get one or two. As you know my garden is very shady so it should/will look good in there.

20 Feb, 2010


Guess what - I'm growng it! Planted it nearly three years ago in shade in a fairly heavy peice of soil and it's never looked back (although I have a book that says give it a sandy soil). It's on page 6 of my Garden plants, first photo gives my experiences on it.

20 Feb, 2010


how quickly does it spread? It looks a lovely plant really am tempted.

20 Feb, 2010


Not a lot, just makes a good, healthy clump

20 Feb, 2010

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