Asarum canadense

Wild Ginger-Canadian

Asarum canadense

Photo Credit: Kevin Faccenda

Asarum canadense

Photo Credit: Master Tag


Asarum canadense

Wild Ginger-Canadian

A virtually maintenance-free groundcover for moist, woodland gardens. Heart-shaped, velvety green leaves are stemless, hugging the ground and hiding the unique maroon-brown flowers. Native to the eastern half of the U.S. and Canada; a food source for the pipevine swallowtail butterfly. (Offered in a special 21ct size)

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 8
  • Height: 6-12"
  • Spread: 12-18"
  • Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: High Water Needs, Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Mid-Spring
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Brown Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: No
  • Native: Native Species
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: Yes
  • Bee-friendly: No
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: Yes
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 8
  • Height: 6-12"
  • Spread: 12-18"
  • Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: High Water Needs, Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Mid-Spring
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Brown Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: No
  • Native: Native Species
  • Bee-friendly: No
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: Yes
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s
  • Optimal Planting Time: Late Summer-Fall
  • Retail Sales Window: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average, Low
  • Requires Shade in Production: Yes
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: No
  • Vernalization Beneficial: Yes