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Asarum canadense

Wild Ginger

Velvety green heart-shaped leaves (3"-6") on very thick stems appear in March, followed in April by maroon, tendrilled cup-like flowers that are hidden by the foliage. Spreads by underground rhizomes. Native. Deciduous. First class groundcover!

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  • Category:Perennial
  • Hardiness Zone:3-7
  • Height:6-12 Inches
  • Spread:12-36 Inches
  • Bloom Color: Burgundy

Prefers light to full shade and moist, humus-rich soil. It can tolerate clay and damp soils, but is also drought tolerant once established.

Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Shade
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Flowering Months
Foliage Color
Additional Information about Asarum canadense

Deciduous to semi-deciduous. First class groundcover for evenly moist soil, but drought tolerant once established.