Asarum caudatum

British Columbia Ginger

A ginger-like scent comes from these 7- to 10-inch perennials when their lush, heart-shaped leaves or spreading roots are cut or bruised. Flowers bloom in spring. Wild Ginger makes an ideal ground cover in woodland gardens in partial shade with rich, moist, cool soils. Start by seed or divide the underground roots. Protect from slugs and snails.
Asarum caudatum, British Columbia Ginger
In rich soil and with plenty of water, this spreads quickly into a lush sea of kidney-shaped leaves. Produces reddish-brown flowers, but they are usually hidden beneath leaves. Start from division or from container-grown plants.

Attributes - Asarum caudatum

Plant Type: Ground Cover

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Early Summer

Flower Color: Purple

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 7 in. to 9 in.

Width: 1 ft. 6 in.

Sunlight: Partial Sun, Shade

Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

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Asarum canadense, Asarum europaeum, Asarum shuttleworthii
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