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A picture of a Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger

Asarum canadense

Also known as

Canadian Snakeroot, American Wild Ginger, Canadian Wild Ginger

Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

More images of Wild Ginger

Photograph of Asarum canadense in flower. This a native plant growing wild along the Potomac Heritage Trail in Fairfax county, Virginia, USA. This species is a member of the Aristolochiaceae family.
A photo of Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger Overview

This species of herb is a low spreading deciduous perennial; the leaves are heart-shaped and dark green.

Common problems with Wild Ginger

How to propagate Wild Ginger

Seed

Sow the seeds as soon as they are ripe.

Division

Divide in the early spring.

Special features of Wild Ginger

Ground cover

Other uses of Wild Ginger

Excellent ground cover