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Wild Ginger

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 Wild Ginger

Wild ginger (Asarum canadense) is a perennial ground cover that has attractive heart-shaped leaves. The Ginger is a slow growing plant, so it is great for plants with a lot of other flowers or ground covers. This slow grower likes lots of shade as well. A little bit of sun can be expressed but not more than a few hours a day. The plant only reaches about 6 inches in height. The Wild Ginger plant ships bare root year round. They grow well in zones 4-8.

 Ants spread wild ginger seeds.

The ants deliver the seed back to their colony where they will eat the fleshy nodules and discard the actual seed, which is then left to grow in the nutrient-rich plant waste underground. While it is not to be confused with the more common type of ginger that is used to season food, there are still some recipes that call for using wild ginger as a spice substitute.

Wild Ginger has dark smooth leaves are like nothing you have ever seen. Even the texture of these beautiful plants will amaze every gardener.

This plant is a known to the birthwort family. It is native to the North American eastern woodlands, although there are other varieties of the genus that are native to Europe and east Asia. New plants will produce a tiny pair of leaves each spring that are heart-shaped or kidney-shaped in appearance and will have a soft, hairy texture. Although they are a light green shade when they emerge, the leaves will gradually darken to a medium green color over the course of a few weeks. Eventually, the two leaves will grow to be 3" to 6" wide atop stalks that can be up to 15" tall. There is a single flower that grows at the base of the stem. It is tube-shaped with no petals and is reddish-brown.


The Wild Ginger is shipped bare root.

  • USDA Zones 4-8
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Growing Zones:
  • Color: Green
  • Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Height: 6-10 inches
  • Exposure: Sun & Shade
  • Ships As: Root/Rhizome
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 15 reviews
  • 5
    I'm hoping for the best and I believe these little fellows will grow

    Nov 04, 2022 Reviewer: F Hancock)

    Enjoyed planting these as I've been so tempted to dig up from the wild in our woods. Happy to find you as a source

  • 5
    Nice dormant plants

    Oct 25, 2022 Reviewer: Gayle Dupper

    I bought two of the wild gingers. They shipped fast and were very fine-looking dormant plants. Roots were plump and they each had a couple plump live looking buds.

  • 4
    Wild Ginger

    Oct 05, 2022 Reviewer: Grady

    They arrived in good condition and seemed to be very hearty.

  • 3
    Quick Shipping, Small Rhizomes

    Aug 31, 2022 Reviewer: Tanner

    The plants were shipped quite quickly, within the week. These are 2"-3" long rooted rhizome cuttings. All of the rhizome cuttings were less than the thickness of a pencil. Only one of the cuttings had a bud formed, we will see what the spring brings!

  • 5
    Look Good

    Jul 26, 2022 Reviewer: suzq

    I've planted my ginger roots only 3 days ago, so cannot speak to any growth as yet. But, I will say that they arrived timely and in great shape. Only time will tell. . .

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