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Asarum canadense

Canada wild ginger

A great groundcover for shady situations, large heart-shaped leaves hug the ground and work to hide the flowers which form at the base of the plant, pollinated by flies, ants and beetles. The large, silky leaves pair well with fine-leaved spring perennials such as Dicentra or Sanguinaria.

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Height: 3-6 in
Spread: 12-16 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-8


Bloom Color: Maroon

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Part Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture
Wet
Average
Ecoregion
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
Ornamental Interest
Spring Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Tolerance
Deer/Rabbit Resistant


North American Distribution


Canada wild ginger - Asarum canadense from Native Plant Trust
Canada wild ginger - Asarum canadense from Native Plant Trust
Canada wild ginger - Asarum canadense from Native Plant Trust
Canada wild ginger - Asarum canadense from Native Plant Trust
Canada wild ginger - Asarum canadense from Native Plant Trust