Wild Ginger


Asarum canadense

  • Full ShadeFull Shade
  • Medium
  • Sand Loam, Loam

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Plant in 4 x 4 inch plastic pot

An attractive, low-growing ground cover suitable for shaded areas. It grows to about half a 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. The leaves may cause some skin irritation, so wear gloves.

Photo Credit: New Moon Nursery and Art Fire

Growing Habits

Mature Height: 0.5 foot

Mature Spread: 1 foot

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