Asarum canadense
(wild ginger)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Photo Credits: Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Height: Groundcover, 6 – 12 inches


Spread:  24 inches


Location: Sides, Top of Berm


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
tolerant of dry conditions in shade once established


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Moist or Average

This plant prefers Loam soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

spreading groundcover; rhizomatous

Foliage

dull green, heart-shaped to kidney-shaped, hugging the ground; bold texture

Flowers

urn-shaped, brownish purple; under the leaves and not showy; April-May

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