Wild Ginger

Exposure
Full Shade,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Planting Zones
4-8
Shipped As
Bare root
Ships
5-7 Days
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Planting Zones 4-8
Usage
Flower Beds, Gardens, Landscaping,
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Description

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. 

 

Order Your Wild Ginger From TN Nursery Today

 

TN Nursery suggests wild ginger for gardeners who hope to breathe life into the shadiest yards--place your order today.

 

 

Reviews (15)

  • 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

  • 4
    Growing fast

    Posted by Amy N Wood on Mar 29, 2017

    Cant believe how fast it is growing

  • 4
    The best gift

    Posted by William Bradford on Mar 28, 2017

    I have always wanted to do just like the picture and have them growing under and around my tree. I got them last season adn they are doing amazing.

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 November through April

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