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Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger

Asarum canadensis

Featured Plant Category: Edible Native Plants, Shade Tolerant

Height: 6 to 12"

Container Size: Quart

Bloom Time: April to May

Bloom Color: Maroon

Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet

Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, acidic.

Light Requirements: Full shade

Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6

Other Names: Canadian wild ginger, Canadian snakeroot, broad-leaved asarabacca

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Description

Wild ginger is a low-growing plant with very attractive heart-shaped leaves. A great way to incorporate wild ginger into your garden would be as a ground cover or used in a rain garden. It tolerates deep shade, is deer resistant, and helps prevent erosion. It’s frequently found along river trails. Its maroon colored flowers aren’t easily seen because of their placement beneath the foliage. Wild ginger is one of the host plants for the lovely Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillar (pictured above).


 

Additional information

Height

6 to 12"

Container Size

Quart

Bloom Time

April to May

Bloom Color

Maroon

Soil Moisture

Medium to Wet

Soil Type

Moist, well-drained, acidic.

Light Requirements

Full shade

Hardiness Zone

4,5,6

Other Names

Canadian wild ginger, Canadian snakeroot, broad-leaved asarabacca

Shipping Information

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

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Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.