Please submit a search term.

Asarum spp.

Common Name(s):
Wild ginger
Categories:
Perennials, Wildflowers
Comment:

The beauty of wild ginger lies in its heart-shaped leaves, which in some species are dark green, shiny and mottled with cream. The flowers are small, jug shaped, lie on the ground and are pollinated by ants and ground beetles.

Season:
Early spring
Height:
6-10 in.
Flower Color:
Purplish, brown
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8
Propagation:
Division in spring
Exposure:
Shade
Soil:
Moist, rich soil
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont
Origin:
North America, Europe
Tags:
wildflower, purple, shade, perennial, spring, brown

NCCES plant id: 681

Asarum spp. Asarum spp.
Asarum spp. flower
Kerry D Woods, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Asarum spp. Asarum spp.
Amadej Trnkoczy, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Asarum spp. Asarum spp.
Amadej Trnkoczy, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0