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Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger’s large heart-shaped leaves create a low, solid, dark green carpet on the forest floor. The flowers are curious, nodding under the leaves with three deep red triangular petals. Not the famous spice! (Asarum canadense)
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Bag of 3

Price: $15.95

Sale: $10.37

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Details:

Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7
Plant Size: 6-12" tall, 12-18" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Mid to late spring
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Details
SKU 1ASAG
Common Name Wild Ginger
Botanical Name Asarum canadense
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Estimated Mature Height 6-12" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late spring
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Heart shaped dark green leaves.
Evergreen N/A
Native N/A
Planting Season Fall
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Amount of Rain N/A
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Special Groups N/A
Ideal Growing Region N/A
Ships to Canada No
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Description
This handsome plant is one that creates a striking groundcover at the base of tall trees in woodland gardens, since the large heart-shaped leaves create a low, solid, dark green carpet. The flowers are curious, nodding under the leaves with three reddish-brownish triangular petals. Like many other plants with attractive leaves, this famous wildflower is grown almost exclusively for its decorative foliage. As for the common name, this eastern woodland plant is no relation to the culinary gingers, which are tropical plants. Wild ginger spreads somewhat rapidly and is a favorite feature in fine, shaded wildflower collections, often used as a contrast companion plant for more showy species such as Trilliums and violets.
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Reviews

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Wild Ginger
 
2.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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1.0

They never came up

By Nan

from Carbondale IL

Pros

    Cons

    • Plants Never Came Up

    Best Uses

      Comments about Wild Ginger:

      I wanted to use the wild ginger as ground cover but it never came up. It was planted as per package directions and tended all summer, but it never emerged.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      1 out of 3 were Wild Ginger

      By wildlifegirl83

      from Crownsville, MD

      Verified Reviewer

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            Comments about Wild Ginger:

            I was excited to find wild ginger because it is hard to find. I have also heard it was hard to establish, but I was willing to try. One of the roots sent had non-ginger like leaves, but I thought it may have been just young leaves. However, after planting, the plant expanded its leaves, and it is definitely a pussytoes (Antennaria spp) of sorts. The second root also has Antennaria leaves while the third is clearly wild ginger. So, one third of the shipment was the correct plant. All of my other purchases have been great, though.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love my Wild Ginger

            By Sandy the novice gardener

            from Atlanta, Georgia

            Pros

              Cons

              • Took several months

              Best Uses

              • Pretty plant for shade

              Comments about Wild Ginger:

              I had tried to hard to find Wild Ginger in the Nurseries and it was unavailable. So happy to find it here online. Beautiful plant.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              They are growing

              By Shar

              from Northern Virginia

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Very green - healthy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Wild Ginger:

                  two did sprout - not sure what happened to the third one. maybe when it gets warmer it will appear.

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                  Shipping

                  Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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                  As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

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