Wild Ginger

Asarum Canadense

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.

General Information:

Mature Height:  8 Inches
Mature Width:  1 Foot

Flower Color:  Maroon
Fall Color:  N/A

Soil Type:

Dry Mesic, Mesic, Moist

Exposure:

Full Shade, Partial Shade 

Bloom Period:

April–May

Pair With:

Oak Sedge

May Apple

Starry False Solomon’s Seal