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Wild Ginger, Asarum Canadense - Plant

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Attracts: Butterflies
Usually grown as a ground cover in shady areas. Woodland gardens, native plant gardens or naturalized areas. Also may be used for edging.

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, inch, deep maroon flowers in the spring.

Plant Specifications

*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
Temperature 40F.
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

Ornamental Use:

  • Good, low groundcover for Eastern woodlands and shaded landscapes

Medicinal Use:

  • Stimulant, carminative, tonic, diaphoretic, diuretic

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

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