Canadian Wild Ginger

Asarum canadense

  • 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

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Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance:

» Deer Resistant

Foliage Color:

» Green


» Shade/ Part Shade

Soil Moisture:

» Moist, Well Drained


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

Season of Interest (Flowering):

» Spring