Wild Ginger (Asarum candenese)
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 a little 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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Plants came in good order, with some green growth on one of the five. My fingers are crossed as I give then the TLC and daily water they require.
very satisfied with these bare root plants. Shoots broke soil surface after just a few days.
Good packaging and Very healthy plants Thank you seller TN Nursery!
When I mow near them they put off an amazing smell I absolutely love them.
Great friendly service. Nicely packaged and quick shipping. and all my vines where great
This look great out in my rock garden.
This looks great around the edge of my rock garden. Looks so neat. I've had a lot of compliments on them.
I love the way this vine just takes over and is beautiful.
The blooms on this plant are very unique and beautiful. Looks great in my gardens!
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.
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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.
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