Wild Ginger Plant

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$4.89
Categories
Ground Covers
Bloom Season
Spring, Summer,
Bloom Season
Spring, Summer,
Color
Green,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Full Shade,
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Deer Resistant, Border Plants, Flowering,
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Deer Resistant, Border Plants, Flowering,
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Deer Resistant, Border Plants, Flowering,
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Deer Resistant, Border Plants, Flowering,
Bare Root

We ship bare-root plants which are dormant (in a wintertime state) and have no pretty foliage, blooms, or greenery but they will bloom out in the following spring after they are planted and be beautiful.This is why we offer a 1 year warranty to show our customers their plants will thrive come spring.

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Reviews (11)

  • 5
    I love mine I ordered

    Posted by Willow grace on Dec 29 , 2020

    When I mow near them they put off an amazing smell I absolutely love them.

  • 5
    Wild Ginger plant

    Posted by April Whitehead on Aug 27 , 2019

    Great friendly service. Nicely packaged and quick shipping. and all my vines where great

  • 5
    Wild Ginger plant

    Posted by Farrah Parker on Aug 26 , 2019

    This look great out in my rock garden.

  • 5
    Wild Ginger

    Posted by Jenny Thomas on Aug 21 , 2019

    This looks great around the edge of my rock garden. Looks so neat. I've had a lot of compliments on them.

  • 5
    Wild Ginger Plants

    Posted by Tommie Hancock on Aug 15 , 2019

    I love the way this vine just takes over and is beautiful.

  • 5
    Wild Ginger Plants

    Posted by Jerri Morrison on Aug 15 , 2019

    The blooms on this plant are very unique and beautiful. Looks great in my gardens!

  • 5
    Dense grower

    Posted by Giovanna on Mar 31 , 2017

    Grows very thick, I will have to thin it out before too long

  • 4
    Pleasant aroma

    Posted by Sam Moore on Mar 30 , 2017

    It has such a pleasant aroma to it, I love it

  • 5
    Healthy and growing

    Posted by Bryce Landsley on Mar 29 , 2017

    Came healthy and is growing well

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Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Description

In the Asarum genus of Wild Ginger, there are more than 60 species. Its spread includes the moist forests of North America to Brazil. Species grow in East Asia areas, like Japan, China, and Vietnam, and one European species, A. europaeum. The Canadian wild ginger species goes by the name snakeroot.

There is another genus, Saruman, with one species of wild ginger, S. henry.

They are from the Aristolochiaceae family. In gardening, they create ample ground coverage and work well all year. This perennial favorite also has culinary applications.

Wild Ginger Plants are a Perennial Ground Cover

The wild ginger plant grows at higher altitudes and stays green. They grow from six to ten inches tall. The spread of each plant is from 12 inches to 24 inches, and they reproduce themselves with rhizomes.

Asarum canadense has a flower at the base, which is hidden from view

The leaves are bright green and shaped like kidneys. Its flowers will develop at the ground level. Blooms grow in yellow, white, and darker hues such as purple, black and brown.

Wild ginger grows in northern parts such as Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia. Its habitat is the understory of conifer forests. The plant reproduces with rhizomes. This means that one plant clones itself to create a mat that the rhizome connects.

The root of this plant is edible, and it is used all over the world for various symptoms and conditions. Its taste is similar to tropical ginger, but it is not as strong.

Edible Wild Ginger Plants

Cultivating wild ginger has been done for centuries. First, it is dug up and harvested. It is dried after being harvested and made into a powder. One use of ginger could be the topical application on infections. It is also ingested for disorders. Wild ginger also is used for internal ailments such as indigestion and other stomach problems.

Be careful before ingesting wild ginger, and be sure to consult with a physician before doing so.

Cultivating Wild Ginger Plant

Wild ginger grows in climates between zones 4 to 8. The best soil for it is woodland soils that are moist and fertile and with little disruption. When planting, they make excellent groundcovers to border walkways. After being established, they are hardy and do not require any special. These perennial plants return year after year. In the early spring, gardeners can divide the clumps. They can grow well in shady areas, and many add them as ground covering plants in shade gardens to add vibrant green foliage to otherwise bare spots.

Some gardeners and horticulturists use wild ginger as decorative plants. Some grow showy foliage. Others have impressive and vibrant flowers.