The rounded, lustrous leaves of this native plant form an appealing green ground cover. This plant produces beautiful, 2- to 4-inch, glossy green heart-shaped leaves. In spring, you'll find interesting, mauve-purple flowers hidden under its foliage. -Marty Hair, Regional Picks: Upper Midwest, Fine Gardening issue #127
Noteworthy CharacteristicsThis plant's rhizomes have a ginger-like aroma. It spreads by underground stems.
CareWild ginger prefers fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Easy to grow.
PropagationSow seed in containers as soon as ripe. Some species self sow. Divide carefully in early spring.
ProblemsSlugs and snails. Rust and leaf gall.
- Genus : Asarum
- Zones : 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
- Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
- Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Flower Color : Green
- Light : Partial Shade to Full Shade
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Uses : Shade
- Growth Rate : Slow
- Bloom Time : Spring
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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