Discover the beauty of Wild Ginger Asarum canadense
The European ginger plant (Asarum europaeum) is a perennial plant native to Europe, Asia, and North America. It is a member of the Aristolochiaceae family and is commonly grown for its attractive foliage and unusual flowers.
The plant has glossy, dark green, heart-shaped leaves often marked with white or silver veining. The flowers are small, bell-shaped, and dark maroon color, and appear in late spring or early summer. They are often hidden under the foliage and are pollinated by ants.
The European ginger plant prefers moist, well-drained soil and partial to full shade. It is sometimes used as a ground cover in shady areas of the garden, where its low-growing habit and attractive foliage can be appreciated. The plant is also used in herbal medicine for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
While the European ginger plant is generally considered safe for humans and pets, it should not be consumed in large quantities as it contains high doses of aristolochic acid, which can be toxic.
Wild ginger (Asarum canadense) is a perennial plant native to eastern North America. It is a member of the birthwort family (Aristolochiaceae) and is not related to the ginger commonly used in cooking, which belongs to the Zingiberaceae family.
Wild ginger typically grows in moist, shady woodland areas and can reach a height of up to 30 centimeters (12 inches). It has large, heart-shaped leaves and a unique, bell-shaped flower that grows close to the ground. The flowers are typically a deep red-brown and have a strong, spicy scent similar to natural ginger.
The root of wild ginger has historically been used for medicinal purposes by Native American tribes, who brewed it into teas and poultices to treat a variety of ailments, including colds, fevers, headaches, and digestive issues. One important thing to know about this shade perennials is that the root of wild ginger contains aristolochic acid, which can be toxic in large doses and may cause kidney damage or cancer. Therefore, it is not recommended for internal use without the supervision of a trained herbalist or healthcare provider.
Wild Ginger Asarum canadense is a hardy, evergreen ground cover perfect for areas with poor soil conditions. It has beautiful, deep green foliage and produces small, purple flowers in late spring or early summer. It's also deer-resistant and easy to maintain, making it a great addition to any flower bed or garden.
Transform your outdoor spaces with the unique beauty of Wild Ginger Asarum canadense. With its deep green foliage and small purple flowers, it's sure to make your landscape stand out from the rest. Plus, it's hardy, deer-resistant, and easy to maintain — making it an ideal choice for any flower bed or garden.
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Wild ginger: Asarum candenese, or the wild ginger plant, is a North American, perennial native species that originated deep in the rich, shaded forests of the east coast to the Appalachian mountains.
Early explorers found wild gingers in shaded valleys, on high wooded slopes, and under dense canopies of forests. This plant is a true shade-lover and will not fare well in sunny conditions.
However, when you plant wild ginger in a habitat that recreates those optimal conditions, you create the perfect environment for a hardy, low-maintenance plant. You will do some prep work to plant wild ginger, including selecting a profoundly shaded spot and adding well-amended, loose soil with high moisture but good drainage.
Wild ginger has a mildly spicy fragrance that might remind you of sipping a cup of that old cure-all: ginger ale.
Wild Ginger Makes Excellent Ground Cover in a Shade Garden
Deeply shaded gardens can present a tricky challenge. Not many pretty perennials seem to prefer full shade, gardeners often lament. That's when TN Nursery recommends wild ginger. Because of its affinity for deep shade, Asarum candenese works beautifully in those yards.
Plant it as a ground cover in the deepest shade, and it will spread well, filling in the bare spots over several growing seasons.
The Handsome Good Looks of Wild Ginger
Wild ginger leaves are lovely emerald green in color. They are large, measuring about six inches long and wide, and form a heart-like shape. Pronounced veins give the leaves a somewhat leathery look on the top. Despite the leather-like appearance, the leaves are soft to the touch.
The plant produces tiny, bell-shaped, coppery flowers with a slightly fuzzy finish. However, they are so dainty and camouflage so well with the stems that they remain hidden by the large leaves.
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