Wild Ginger


Asarum canadense

Our of Stock for 2021. Please check back in Spring 2022.

Plant in 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inch plastic pot

Light: shade
Moisture: medium
Soil: sandy loam, loam
Mature Height: 0.5 feet

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Attractive, low-growing ground cover suited for shaded areas. Grows to about a half foot tall with 6 inch diameter heart shaped leaves. Unlike many spring understory plants, wild ginger will keep its foliage throughout the season. A dark red-purple flower appears under the plant for a short period in early spring.

Native American tribes used wild ginger as a seasoning or to treat colds and fevers. European settlers used the root as a ginger substitute. Leaves may cause some skin irritation, so wear gloves.

Ontario Hardiness Zone: 3 to 7 (Find out your Hardiness Zone here)

Photo Credit: New Moon Nursery and Art Fire

Additional information

Weight.10 kg
Dimensions6 × 6 × 30 cm
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Soil Requirements

Loam, Sandy Loam

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