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  • Asarum canadense, commonly known as Canadian wild ginger, is a perennial herbaceous plant native to eastern North America.

  • Plant Description: Asarum canadense is a low-growing plant that typically reaches a height of 10-20 centimeters (4-8 inches). It has heart-shaped leaves with a glossy dark green color that emerge from the base of the plant. The flowers are hidden beneath the leaves and are inconspicuous. The plant spreads through rhizomes and forms dense colonies over time.

  • Habitat and Distribution: Canadian wild ginger is found in various habitats, including deciduous forests, woodland areas, and moist shaded slopes. It is native to eastern North America, ranging from Canada to the northeastern and central United States. The plant prefers rich, moist soil and thrives in shaded environment.

  • Ornamental Value: Canadian wild ginger is also cultivated as an ornamental plant for its attractive foliage. The heart-shaped leaves provide a dense groundcover effect, making it suitable for shaded gardens or woodland areas. It is a slow-growing plant but can form a lush carpet over time. The plant is generally low-maintenance and can tolerate deer browsing.

  • Ecological Importance: Asarum canadense plays a role in native ecosystems by providing habitat and food for certain wildlife. The plant is known to be a host plant for the larvae of some butterfly species, including the pipevine swallowtail. Additionally, small mammals and birds may feed on the seeds or seek shelter within the dense groundcover.

  • SPREAD 30-50 CM
  • HEIGHT 20-30 CM 

Care Instructions

Different plants have different watering needs. Check the soil moisture by inserting your finger about an inch into the soil. If it feels dry, water the plant until the water drains from the bottom of the pot. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot.

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