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Asarum canadense, Canadian wild ginger is a native form of ornamental ginger spanning from Canada into the United States. Wild ginger prefers part shade and tolerates drought once established.  It spreads slowly by, and can be propagated through, its fragrant underground rhizomes or through seeds. Tiny red flowers are hidden under leaves and  can self-pollinate. The handsome foliage and high shade tolerance making it a great choice for a woodland, shade, or rain garden. Plant it as an edging or border plant and will easily naturalize as a deciduous groundcover in the garden.  Wild ginger tolerates deer browsing, wet soils, heavy shade, and erosion.

Asarum canadense, Wild ginger

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