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Arrow Leaf Ginger

SKU: AM015110
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Arrow-Leaf Ginger, grows up to 6-8inches in height. It blooms dark purple flowers in early summer and grows best in full shade to partial shade. It is deer resistant and has scented leaves. (Asarum arifolium)
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Botanical Name
Asarum arifolium
Growing Zones
Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Fragrant
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height
6-8" tall
Bloom Time
Early to late summer


Arrow-Leaf Ginger, also known as Asarum arifolium, is native. This plant should not be confused with 'wild ginger' - the deciduous Asarum canadense. Asarum arifolium has pointy shaped leaves and is slightly taller.

Ginger is a beautiful green low growing ground cover, perfect for shaded woodland areas. Good for edging and naturalizing. All ginger can be slow growing, so have patience as it can take some time for it to become established and spread. It’s definitely worth the wait once it starts to grow! In the early spring months be careful when walking or raking out woodland gardens. Ginger produces unique purple flowers or jug like blossoms that are truly different than other perennials.