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
Plants ship out on Monday through Wednesday of every week and please note that the condition of each plant BEFORE shipping will be sent to you by picture. We also encourage you to make sure that you will be home the day your package is delivered so that you can plant as soon as possible. We recommend planting the early morning or evening you receive your plant to ensure exposure to the elements is minimal. Also to note, we highly encourage that your planting area should match the desired conditions we note above. If not, we can not guarantee survival of your plant.
Shipments to California, Florida and Arizona go through extra scrutiny by each state’s USDA affiliate and Dept of Agriculture, please keep this in-mind before buying.
NOTE: Your plants are shipped at a young age and will likely not have any developed flowers. It is normal to not have fully-developed flowers during the first full season of plant growth.
Refunds and exchanges are only given if the plant sustains damage beyond wilting/transplant shock or severe breakage of stems. We are not responsible for the condition of the plant after you receive it, as we do everything possible to prepare your plant for safe shipment. Please message me immediately upon receiving your plant and take a photo of the entire plant in and out of packaging. Refunds are only given if we receive an image proving significant broken stem damage, substantial loss of leaves (i.e. no more than 4 leaves remaining) or proving that the plant has been thrown out of its container.