CRCCD – Wild Ginger


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Asarum canadense


Soil: Acidic,  Well-drained
Light:  Part Shade to Shade
Moisture:  Average to Wet
Plant Height:  6 to 12 inches
Plant Width:  12 to 18 inches
Pests:  None
Landscape Value:  Great choice for ground cover in shady areas, woodland gardens, or naturalized areas.  Also can be used for edging.

A great naturalizer and shade-loving ground cover!  Colony-forming perennial with a pair of dark green and velvety heart-shaped leaves and a single bell-shaped purple-brown flower that blooms in spring at ground level beneath the leaves.  Plants spread slowly by rhizomes (shallow underground stems) to form a ground cover.  Prefers consistent moisture and heavy shade.  Tolerates wet soil.  Provides wildlife cover.  Attracts butterflies.  Although not related to culinary ginger, roots have a ginger-like scent and can be used as a substitute.

1-quart pot

Photo credits:
Missouri Botanical Garden
North Carolina State Extension (photo by Jim Robbins)