Wild Ginger Seeds

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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!

Zones 4 - 7
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Groundcover
Groundcover
Native
Native
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 6-12" tall
Bloom Time Mid to late spring
Size Packet
SKU ASCAP
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.
SKU ASCAP
Common Name Wild Ginger
Botanical Name Asarum canadense
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height 6-12" tall
Bloom Time Mid to late spring
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Packet 20
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Native To North America
Native To Eastern United States and Canada
Native Yes
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7
Advantages Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Native, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Additional Information Wild Ginger will keep its foliage throughout the season.
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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        The seeds failed to germinate.

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            Comments about American Meadows Wild Ginger Seeds:

            First pack I planted as directed on package, second pack I planted in small pots. Not one seed germinated.

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            USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

            To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

            • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
            • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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