Wild Ginger Plant

  • Wild Ginger will keep its foliage throughout the season.
  • Wild ginger prefers acidic, humus-rich, well-drained yet moist soil for lush plants.
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Under 3 Feet
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Planting Zones 4-8
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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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Wild Ginger grows about 30 to 45 cm wide and 15 to 30 cm tall

Wild ginger, also known as Asarum conadense, is a spring flower from the Birthwort family. It is native to the southeastern United States and southeastern Canada. This plant is commonly referred to as Sturgeon Potato, Snakeroot, Namepin, Indian Ginger, Heart-Leaf, Coltsfoot, Colic Root, Cat's Foot, Canada Ginger, Wild Ginger, Canada Wild Ginger, Canadian Wild Ginger, and Asarabacca. 

Plant Description 

 This plant is a low-growing woodland flower that grows about 30 to 45 cm wide and 15 to 30 cm tall. It is commonly found in wet places, understory of conifer forests, redwood forests, and pine woods. It grows easily in whole or part shade, wet or medium wet, and well-drained soil. Wild ginger has a spicy ginger aroma and creamy white rhizomes. Many people use this plant for culinary purposes. 

Wild Ginger leaves are kidney to heart-shaped and have rounded or pointed tips


 Each wild ginger plant has a pair of 6-inch basal leaves. The leaves are kidney to heart-shaped and have rounded or pointed tips. The leaves have a deep cleft at the base; Soft hairs cover the underside of the leaves. The leaves have gray-white stalks, which are covered with soft hairs. The leaves' sizes double when they mature compared to when it first blooms. 


 The wild ginger flower is often covered by its leaves; The flowers are often purple-brown, red, or dark colors on a short stem. The flower is about two inches long. The inner side of the tube has a creamy white color, while the outer is covered with long white hairs. 


 A six-celled seed casing follows fertilized wild ginger flowers. The casing comprises several dark-brown and three-sided seeds—wild ginger seeds required sixty to ninety days and cold-moist storage to germinate. 

Wild Ginger Variaties

 • Asarum caudatum

 • Canadian wild ginger

 • Chinese wild ginger

 • European wild ginger

Health Benefits 

 • Reduces anxiety and stress

 • Reduces cholesterol level

 • Anti-inflammatory 

 • Pain reliever 

 • Body warmer

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