Asarum canadense / Wild Ginger


A heart-leaved groundcover that spreads rhizomatously. Lush, iridescent foliage, lending a tropical quality to a thick patch of the herb. Prefers shade and rich moist soil. Alternate food plant for pipevine swallowtail caterpillars.

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Height: <1′      Blooms: April – May

Siting: Moist, well-drained soil, part sun to shade

Deer Resistance: Moderate

Provenance: NJ


BONAP 2022 Asarum canadense Native Range Map

Additional information


Quart, Deep, Three inch pot, Quart