Height: 13-20cm (5-8in)
Planting: distance: 30cm (1ft)
Soil: rich, moist
Type: herbaceous or evergreen
Wild ginger provides useful ground cover for moist, shady places, perhaps under trees in woodland. The heart-shapedgrow on long stalks. In spring, curious bell-like, brownish to greenish-purple appear under the foliage, which may be evergreen or herbaceous.
Asarum canadense is an herbaceous species with downy leaves up to I 8cm (7in) wide, which may irritate the skin.
Asarum caudatum is an evergreen species with leathery, glossy, heart-shaped leaves up to 15cm (6in) wide. Asarum europaeum is an evergreen plant with leathery, glossy, kidney-shaped leaves, 7.5cm (3in) wide, forming a clump.
Plant wild ginger in autumn in rich, moist soil in a shady.
Propagation: Divide and replant in autumn or spring.
Pests and diseases: Trouble free.