Also called Canadian Ginger
More About Asarum canadense
- Deep red to brown flowers
- Flowers are hidden under velvety dark green heart-shaped foliage
- Native to the Ontario woodlands
- Bloom Time: Late spring
Asarum canadensis should not be confused with the culinary ginger, Zingiber officinale, although Native Americans dried the roots as a ginger substitute.
Wild Ginger Growing and Maintenance Tips
Shade-loving perennial, native to Ontario woodlands. Easy to grow ground cover spreading by rhizomes. Asarum can tolerate different amounts of moisture, from average to wet, but not prolonged wet. Grows best in a well-drained, acidic soil. No significant disease or pest issues.
Asarum canadense Characteristics
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
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