Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Wild Ginger

Asarum canadense
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Forest
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Green
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone: 3
Hardy To Zone: 7
Sun Exposure 
Shade
Soil
Moisture
Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Size

Height:

4 to
inches

Spread:

12 to
inches
Size
Height: 4 to
inches
Spread: 12 to
inches
Size
Height: 4 to
inches
Spread: 12 to
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Excellent ground cover in partial to full shade and beneath trees where other plants won't grow. Too aggressive for a mixed shade border.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in partial to full shade in moderate/average to moist soil.
Special Features
Special Usage
Ground Cover
Basic Description

A deciduous ground cover with soft green, kidney-shaped leaves and inconspicuous green-brown flowers in the spring. Forms large colonies in cool moist woodland areas.

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