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Asarum canadense - Canadian Ginger

Asarum canadense

Ginger - Canadian

The soft green leaves of Canadian Ginger appear in pairs in spring and are followed closely by weird, hairy, burgundy brown 3-lobed flowers which attracts pollinators such as crawling flies and beetles with its fragrance. It requires high organic matter soil that maintains constant moisture until the plant is established.  Asarum canadense spreads rapidly in forest understory sites.  Ants carry seeds back to their nests dispersing and creating new plants.  Pipevine swallowtail food source.  Asarum canadense is a great native groundcover that does well in deep shade and is perfect for a woodland garden or to help with erosion control. 

Height

6 Inches

Spread

10 Inches

Bloom Color

Red

USDA Hardiness Zone

3
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
0 Asarum canadense 2 QT (greenish-brown) (500) (Spring 2023)
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Full Shade
Groundcover
Native
Straight Species - Native
Soil Conditions
Average
Moist
Sandy
Bloom Time
Spring
Exposure
Full Shade
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Tolerance
Dry Shade Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
Companion Plants to Asarum canadense
Columbine Aquilegia canadensis
Columbine
Lady Fern Athyrium filix-femina
Lady Fern
Variegated Solomon's Seal Polygonatum odoratum 'Variegatum'
Variegated Solomon's Seal
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Meehan's Mint Meehania cordata
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