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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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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


6 to 12"

Container Size


Bloom Time

April to May

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture

Medium to Wet

Soil Type

Moist, well-drained, acidic.

Light Requirements

Full shade

Hardiness Zone


Other Names

Canadian wild ginger, Canadian snakeroot, broad-leaved asarabacca

Shipping Information

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At Direct Native Plants, we take many precautions to make sure your plants will arrive in the best condition possible.

Our perennials are grown in a 4” quart-sized pot. These plants are then cut back to fit our packaging, placed in a protective clamshell container (made from recycled materials), and then shipped to you in a cardboard box.

Trees and shrubs are grown in a 7” tall container (referred to as a 1-gallon pot), and depending on the species will be between 12” and 36”. We bag the root section of these plants to prevent them from drying out in transit and ship them in a tall cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: These boxes can be shipped in bundles up to 6. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Direct Native Plants supports the United States Postal Service, so your plants will ship via USPS Priority Mail. Orders ship out Monday through Wednesday of each week, and depending on how close you are to our nursery in Maryland, shipping will take anywhere from 1-4 business days.

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