Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger

Asarum canadensis

Container Size: Quart

Featured Plant Category: Edible Native Plants

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



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Wild ginger is a low growing plant with heart-shaped to kidney-shaped leaves. A great way to incorporate wild ginger into your garden would be as a ground cover, or in a rain garden. Tolerates deep shade and erosion, as well as being deer resistant. Its maroon colored flowers aren’t easily seen, because of their placement beneath the foliage.

Additional information

Weight2 lbs
Dimensions3.5 × 3.5 × 30 in

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