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A picture of a American Wild Ginger

American Wild Ginger

Asarum caudatum

Also known as

Western Wild Ginger, British Columbia Wildginger, Wild Ginger, Long-Tailed Wild Ginger

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Full Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15cm

Max

25cm

10cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

American Wild Ginger Overview

This species is native to the mountains of western North America. It is an evergreen perennial which will grow well in deep shade. It will flower from late spring into summer with brown-purple blooms. The leaves are large and about 15cm long and they are kidney shaped.

Common problems with American Wild Ginger

How to propagate American Wild Ginger

Division

Propagation is by division in the spring.

Seed

It will self seed readily.

Special features of American Wild Ginger

Ground cover

Other uses of American Wild Ginger

Walls, rock garden, ground-cover.