The Wild Ginger is often used as a ground cover. It enjoys shaded, moist, somewhat acidic soils and will grow six inches in height with heart-shaped leaves. Wild Ginger keeps its foliage throughout the season. Although deer and other mammals find it unpalatable, it is an important food source to the Pipevine swallowtail butterfly. Many other insects are attracted to Wild Ginger. It is best to propagate this plant by divisions rather than by seed.