Native plants for wetlands, fields or forests and an eclectic mix of other botanic delights

Asarum canadense

Photo Credit:
Stan Kollar
Photo Credit:
Stan Kollar
Available Next Year
Wild Ginger
Native, edible plant.
Mature Size:
' Height /
' Spread
Expected Size:
6"-12" per individual to large colony
Light Preference:
Part Sun to Shade
Soil Preference:
Moist (Mesic)
$10.50/1 qt.

Asarum canadense is usually grown as a ground cover in shady areas such as woodland gardens, native plant gardens or naturalized areas. Also may be used for edging. Ideal in rich woods and wooded slopes. Essentially a rhizomatous plant which features two downy, heart-shaped to kidney-shaped, handsomely veined, dark green, basal leaves (to 6" wide). Cup-shaped, purplish brown flowers (1" wide) appear in spring on short, ground-level stems arising between the two basal leaves.

Flowers are quite attractive on close inspection, but bloom singly on or near the ground and are usually hidden from view by the foliage. Although not related to culinary ginger (Zingiber officinale), the roots of this plant produce a scent that is reminiscent. Fresh or dried roots were used by native Americans as a flavoring agent and in beverages.

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Prices listed are subject to change, based upon size change and availability.

We are a small local nursery with limited shipping capability. We will do our best to ship smaller material (usually 1 or 2 gallon), although we can sometimes ship larger plants with the pots removed.

We have some species that are not listed, as we have too few of them to make a full listing plausible. You can always inquire.

We will consider contract growing an order with appropriate advance notice and availability of seed, cuttings or lining out stock.

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