Wild Ginger
This plant has two hairy heart- or kidney-shaped leaves that are 10 to 18 cm long, growing directly from the rhizome. The rhizome is green and grows just at or immediately under the surface. The brownish-purple flower is hidden close to the ground at the base of the leaves. Usually grown as a ground cover...
Botanical Name: Asarum canadensis
Nom Français: Gingembre sauvage, asaret du Canada

Features

Bloom colour: Green | Maroon
Blooms: Spring - Zone 5
Pollinators: Butterflies
Sun or Shade: Partial Sun | Shade
Plant Type: Ground Cover
Height: Up to 1 foot (30 cms)
It grows well in hardiness zones: 4 tp 6

Planting

Deciduous woods, borders
Water requirement: Moist
Loam, Sandy

Care

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil, in part shade to full shade. Prefers constantly moist, acidic soils in heavy shade. Spreads slowly by rhizomes to form an attractive ground cover for shade areas.

Pruning

Spread: Up to 60 cm

Considerations

Some people can have skin irritation when touching this plant.
Edible | Native to Canada

Styling and Use

trilliums, ferns, bellwort, trout lily, jack-in-the-pulpit and blue cohosh.

Other

History

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