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Asarum canadense

Wild Ginger

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Asarum canadense (Wild Ginger)

A deciduous ground cover with soft green, kidney-shaped leaves. A single, reddish-brown flower, up to 1" across, blooms under the leaves in late spring. Forms large colonies in cool, moist woodland areas across the Ozarks.

Additional Information:


Height
4- Inches

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Spread
12- Inches

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USDA Hardiness Zone 3-7

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum), False Rue Anemone (Isopyrum biternatum), Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica), Wild Sweet William (Phlox divaricata), Celandine Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum), Woodland Spiderwort (Tradescantia ernestina)

Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance

Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant

Hydrologic Designation

UPL

Root

Fibrous
Taproot

Soil Moisture

Moderate

Special Uses

Ground Cover

Sun Exposure

Shade
Medium Sun/Average Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map