- Asarum Canadensis - 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
Wild Ginger, Asarum Canadence
Wild Ginger is used Medicinally.
Wild ginger grows in the eastern part of the United States and can be easy to grow. Let's imagine what this plant looks like though. The leaves of this plant look heart-shaped and are glossy like photos. They are a deep green color, and with a dense colony of this plant, it can seem as if a leaf-like mat. The flower of this plant is located at the base. They are ball shaped with three tips growing off of it.
Wild ginger grows very fast and has bright green leaves that are shiny and glossy. They grow well in zones 3 to 7 and can only grow up to 10 inches tall. The bloom is small and burgundy. Each leaf is dark green with lighter green streaks in it. To grow at its best, it will need shade to do its best. This plant prefers full shade but can grow in some sun.
Wild Ginger will make an outstanding ground cover for any area where it grows. This beautiful plant will grow to be six to twelve inches tall. It will grow very well when planted in climate zones four through eight. It will grow in the shade or full sun areas. It will love to be where the soils and moist and acidic. This beautiful plant will usually bloom during April and May each year. When it's mature, it will have beautiful leaves that look like a heart. The beautiful flowers that it will provide will seem to be peaking and playing hiding when then they are in bloom because they will appear to be peeking through the gorgeous green leaves of this plant. These are great plants and are very popular with homeowners and gardeners. They will take little to no maintenance and easy to grow if the soils and lighting are excellent for them. The can also work great to prevent soil erosion on steep banks and even around water gardens and lakes, ponds, rivers, and creeks when they are located in a shady area. This plant is also called Asarum Canadense by the botanical name.
Wild Ginger looks terrific when planted as a beautiful ground cover. It will provide an area with a gorgeous green and lively color and will look very natural when growing in gardens and other natural areas. This plant is very trouble-free and is also not bothered by a lot of pests or diseases. It can, however, be damaged by slugs or some snails, but this does not happen very often. This plant will also be very deer resistant and will not be harmed by the deer eating them. This plant is loved by butterflies that will use it as a food source. This plant will also add a unique look to areas under large shade trees when no other plants will grow and will be beautiful when grown in these types of areas. This plant will add a pleasant and natural look and is also great to use as an edging plant around gardens, walkways, driveways, water gardens and even around pool areas. It grows in the wild in the state of Missouri and is often found in wooded regions growing like a wildflower. It will have a beautiful flower that will be a purplish brown, but will be nestled under the gorgeous green leaves and is as though it is in hiding. They will typically bloom near the ground and will not be as tall as their leaves. This plant was used a lot by early Americans as a spice plant to cook with, but today is only used as an ornamental plant for gardens and other areas in landscaping. The leaves will be rather large on this plant and will look amazing where ever it grows. It grows dense and thick and lower to the ground. It can be divided and spread out to cover larger areas and is best to do this during the fall when they are dormant and not growing.
Wild Ginger is a native perennial that can grow up to 12 inches when fully mature.
The leaves are branched and can grow to around 3 inches long and up to 4 inches wide. This plant loves rich, loamy soil with partial shade. Ginger has many health benefits and can be used in tea, herbal medicines or cooking. The flower's color shows to be a brownish purple color. This plant grows with a height of four to ten inches and a width from six to twelve inches. It needs shade, and the soil must be well-drained but moist still.
Wild Ginger will also look stunning when used to fill in areas that will have plants in them. This plant would look great added to a raised garden bed that is not being used anymore, and they will supply a very natural look and feel and will look amazing as it blankets these areas will a gorgeous green color. The blooms will appear on these plants in the early spring months and will be hidden underneath of the large leaves so homeowners and gardeners will need to look at these blooms because they do not last for a long time and will die out rather quickly. It also can grow by seeds, but it is best to purchase these plants from an online nursery where they will already be tall and will grow faster. If grown from seeds, they can take some time to grow and become healthy. This plant is also called Heart Snakeroot, Woodland Ginger, Indian Ginger, Cat foot and Ginger Root. It is a great plant and is sometimes classified as a wildflower but is an excellent perennial and will grow back each year after it grows. When a homeowner or gardener is planting these plants, they will need to be around eight inches and become beautiful. This plant looks fantastic and will have a gorgeous look when planted with other perennials such as Maidenhair Fern, Large-flowered trillium and Dutchman’s Breeches. It will create an excellent look for all natural areas and also when building a border or edging for sidewalks and driveways. Also, Hosta and Japanese painted ferns look amazing when planted with this beautiful green plant. The leaves will be very shiny and beautiful when fully grown. These are unusual plants to add to gardens, natural areas, rock gardens, water gardens and to create unique looking borders because they are suitable for all homeowners and gardeners. They will also love to brilliant color of green as they grow, and these plants are kin to the evergreen. The roots of this plant will have a pleasant fragrance and will provide that beautiful and sweet scent of ginger when removed from the ground. It is a fast grower and will become a terrific ground cover and will not take over other plants around it. It will look amazing and will provide a very natural look at all areas where it grows. This plant may need some additional watering during dryer seasons and especially during the summer when the temperatures climb so high and tend to create drier conditions.