About 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, ¾inch, deep maroon flowers in the spring.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||wild ginger|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||0.50 to 1.00 feet |
|Flower Colour ||greenish-purple flowers|
|Bloom Time ||April to May |
|Difficulty Level ||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Wild ginger prefers fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Easy to grow.
Asarum canadense 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.
|Sunlight ||Part shade to full shade |
|Watering ||Medium to wet |
|Soil ||well-drained soil|
|Fertilizer ||Apply for organic fertilizer|
Asarum canadense special feature
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.
Asarum canadense uses
- Good, low groundcover for Eastern woodlands and shaded landscapes
- Stimulant, carminative, tonic, diaphoretic, diuretic
- 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