Asarum canadense

Canadian Wild Ginger

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  • Maroon flowers in April to May usually hidden from view by foliage
  • Prefers rich, moist soil and shady location
  • Tolerates heavy shade and wet soil
  • Natural habitat: woodlands
  • Semi- evergreen, colonizing groundcover
  • Seed dispersed by ants

Height: 4-8 in
Spread: 12-18 in

Zone: 4-7
Color: Maroon

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Ground Cover
  • RainGarden
  • Native
  • Mass Planting
  • Low Maintenance

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Shade/ Part Shade

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Spreads slowly by rhizomes

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained

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