This is a first-rate groundcover plant for shady areas, native to the woodlands of Eastern North America.
Asarum canadense, commonly called wild ginger, is a Missouri native spring wildflower which occurs in rich woods and wooded slopes throughout the State. Basically a stemless plant which features two downy, heart-shaped to kidney-shaped, handsomely veined, dark green, basal leaves.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Canada wild ginger, Canadian snakeroot, and broad-leaved asarabacca
|Maximum Reachable Height
||0.50 to 1.00 feet
||April to May
||easy to grow
Planting and careGinger root grows in part to full shade and likes rich, loose soil.If you will be planting ginger in the ground, it s a good idea to add lots of compost or rotted manure to the chosen spot.
To start with, soak the ginger root overnight in warm water to get it ready for planting.
Fill your pot with very rich but well draining potting soil.
||Part shade to full shade
|| Medium to wet
|| well-drained soil
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Ginger special feature
Flowers are quite attractive on close inspection, but bloom singly on or near the ground and are usually hidden from view by the foliage.
- to treat a number of ailments including dysentery, digestive problems, swollen breasts, coughs and colds, typhus, scarlet fever, nerves, sore throats, cramps, heaves, earaches, headaches, convulsions, asthma, tuberculosis, urinary disorders, and venereal disease
- For savory foods rather than sweet ones
- They are used in Tea as well