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Canadian Wild Ginger

Cold hardy woodland ginger well known as the substitute ginger for those who have no tropics in their life. The small rhizome type roots grow slowly forming a colony of plants often found in beech maple forests. Our seed grown plants are a mixture of genetically different plants found in southern Michigan. This selection is the hardiest we offer which is found far north into Canada. We grow these in an area that is now a forest of bebbs oaks. To increase growth, circle the plants with composted leaves or wood chips. 

Plant Specs

Genus & Species:

Asarum canadense

Seed Source:



-30 F

Height (ft):

3-6 inches

Width (ft):



Friable woodland rich in organic material but tolerable to sandy soils. Acidic is good.


Zone 3-8.

Ease of Cultivation:

Durable little plant anyone can grow in the shade. Useful but kind of a lot of work compared to the tropical version to consume. Refreshing to chew on. Said to improve digestion after a meal.

Product Sku# Price Quantity
Field grown, Pkg. of 2 eye roots, CWGI $8.75 Qty: