Wild Ginger | Plant Profile
Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense) are wildflowers that are native to the American midwest. The heart-shapes foliage are the showy features of these perennials. The fragrance is similar to ginger, though these species are not related.
Wild Ginger prefers acidic, medium to wet, well drained soils in part shade to full shade. The soils should never be let to dry out and should have consistent moisture. They spread through the roots and can create a showy groundcover for heavily shaded areas.
Wild Ginger is usually grown as a groundcover for moist, shady areas where other landscaping may struggle. They are beautiful additions to woodland areas or edging.
Wild Ginger are attractive, fragrant groundcover perennials. The heart-shaped foliage are the most noticeable features. Small purple flowers are attractive, but are often covered by the foliage and is only visible upon close inspection.
Wild Ginger are hardy groundcover perennials that rarely have insect of disease issues. Slugs and snails may appear but can be managed with pesticides if desired.