Fully hardy (to USDA Zone 4) and easily grown in almost any reasonable soil, sun or light shade. Western USA
Stems of 70-90cm are thickly clothed in soft, ribbed, downy leaves below a densely packed, 15cm spike of foamy white flowers with a lovely, light fragrance. In time this forms clumps and the massed effect is lovely.
Inositol Phosphates: Linking Agriculture and the Environment
Inositol phosphates are a group of organic compounds found widely in the natural environment. They are important in agriculture because they constitute most of the phosphorus in grain seeds, but they cannot be digested by some animals. As a result, considerable research has been directed towards improving the digestibility of inositol phosphates in animal diets. Inositol phosphates are also abundant in soils and water bodies, yet a clear understanding of their behaviour in the environment remains...
Mossy, moist, humus rich soil in mid to half shade, or pot cultivation. USDA Zones 5-9
This is his Asarum and is a hardy species from northern Japan with dark-green, unmarked, evergreen leaves on a creeping rhizome. Nice small-scale ground cover. The flowers are borne close to the ground, in tight clusters and are urn-shaped in various shades of walnut and mahogany. Despite their sombre-sounding appearance they well repay closer investigation.