Ginger - Plant
Description for Ginger
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.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Canada wild ginger, Canadian snakeroot, and broad-leaved asarabacca||Pink||April to May||0.50 to 1.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
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||well-drained soil||Medium to wet||15.5Â°C (59.9Â°F).||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Ginger
- Ginger 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.
Typical uses of Ginger
Special features: Flowers are quite attractive on close inspection, but bloom singly on or near the ground and are usually hidden from view by the foliage.
Culinary use: For savory foods rather than sweet ones. They are used in Tea as well.
Medicinal use: 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.
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