Usually grown as a ground cover in shady areas. Woodland gardens, native plant gardens or naturalized areas. Also may be used for edging.
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Description for Asarum canadense
Canadian Snakeroot is a deciduous species of Wild Ginger that is native to the woodlands of eastern North America. They grow 6inch-8inch tall, forming a dense, mat of dull green, 3inch-5inch, heart shaped leaves on hairy stems. They produce inconspicuous, Â¾inch, deep maroon flowers in the spring.
Planting and care
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.
Caring for Asarum canadense
- Wild ginger prefers fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Easy to grow.
Typical uses of Asarum canadense
Special features: This is a first-rate groundcover plant for shady areas, native to the woodlands of Eastern North America. It forms a solid patch of downy green kidney-shaped leaves, with ground-hugging brown flowers hiding beneath.
Culinary use: The root of this spring flower has a strong ginger-like odor and, when cooked with sugar, can be used as a substitute for ginger.
Ornamental use: Good, low groundcover for Eastern woodlands and shaded landscapes.
Medicinal use: Stimulant, carminative, tonic, diaphoretic, diuretic.
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They are the most beautiful, glossy, healthy plants I ve ever seen.
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Where did you get the round plant stands with the feet on them?
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Wow plant in excellent shape.