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Wild Ginger

SKU: AM014335
per Plant - 3" Pot
Now shipping to zones 2-6.
Other zones shipping soon.
Wild Ginger’s large, heart-shaped leaves create a solid, low-growing carpet of dark green beauty on the forest floor. The flowers are curious, nodding under the leaves with three deep red triangular petals. Happiest in full to part shade, use this woodland native to suppress weeds and prevent soil erosion. Not related to the culinary spice. (Asarum canadense)
key features
Botanical Name
Asarum canadense
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7
Native, Deer Resistant, Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height
6-12" tall
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring


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.