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- Arrow Leaf Ginger-Asarum arifolium Hardy Planting Zones- 2-9 Sun or Shade – Partial to Full Shade Mature Height - 6-8" Mature Width- 6-15" Bloom Season – Spring and Summer Gardener Status- Beginner
Arrowleaf Ginger - Hexastylis arifolia. Arrowleaf ginger is a low-growing evergreen perennial that is nicknamed the "Little Brown Jug" due to the jug-like shape of its purplish-brown flowers. The arrowleaf ginger, which grows best in wet, shaded areas, is invulnerable to deer. It thrives in soil that is more acidic than average. This ginger's lovely, heart-shaped green leaves give off a pleasant fragrance. The plant typically grows six to eight inches (15-20 cm) tall and 8-15 inches (20-38 cm) wide. It takes quite a while to mature, but once it does, it blooms every summer. Purely decorative, it should not be eaten.
The Arrowleaf Ginger is a gorgeous green when grown.
It will make a beautiful groundcover for an area in a natural area or garden. Arrowleaf Ginger can grow to be 3 to 5 inches high. It will usually bloom during March through April. This groundcover can grow well in moist and acidic soil types and will do great in full shade and partial shade. Arrowleaf Ginger has green-yellow or brown blooms. It can tolerate deer and black walnut. It blooms from April to May. It prefers partial to full shade. Arrowleaf Ginger is excellent for a ground cover. This plant likes wet soil. More and more homeowners are starting to grow this perennial because it can spread and cover the ground quickly as well as being tolerant to deer.
Arrowleaf Ginger makes an excellent groundcover.
Arrowleaf Ginger will be an ideal groundcover. Arrowleaf Ginger will not take a lot of care to get it to grow and is excellent for natural areas and gardens that a fully shaded or partially shaded. It will be beautiful when grown and will be a vibrant bright green, and the leaves will be shiny looking when fully developed. Arrowleaf Ginger is also a very inexpensive wildflower to use for significant places. Use this when cooking as a bonus.