An easy-to-grow groundcover for shade, the Wild Ginger plant is a favorite for shade gardens across the Midwest and Eastern US. They are one of the first plants to bloom in the early spring and keep their green foliage throughout the summer, which is rare among Spring-blooming plants. Wild Ginger produce a dark pink flower in the early Spring under its foliage, but you may miss it, as they come and go quickly.
Settlers used Wild Ginger as a replacement to tropical ginger and Native American tribes used the plant's root as a seasoning or to treat cold or flu symptoms.
You'll find Wild Ginger natively in the US to the east of the Rocky Mountains (not including Florida and Texas).
You will be purchasing a 3" plastic pot containing 1, well-rooted Wild Ginger plant with 1+ nodes of growth that was grown with love in Minnesota from seed. We will try and provide plants with multiple nodes, but it may vary depending on availability. Pictures on this listing are not perfectly representative to what you will be receiving, however, we will do our best to get you the healthiest plant possible.
|Sun Requirements:||Shade (1 hour or less)|
|Water Requirements:||Medium to Medium-Wet Soil|
|Plant Spacing:||1 Foot|
|Plant Estimated Height at Maturity:||6 in|
|USDA Planting Zones:||3-7