Scientific Name: Asarum canadense
Common Name: Canadian wild ginger
Family Name: Aristolochiaceae
Origin: Canada - eastern, U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Coarse
Landscape Uses: Ground cover, Native planting, Perennial border, Woodland margin
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Succulent, Lustrous, Pubescent, Orbicular, Ovate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers solitary, Purple, Dark-red, Brown, Apr-May
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Jun-Jul
Key ID Features:
Leaves arising from ginger-scented shallow rhizomes, shiny, kidney-shaped, most blades 3-10cm long x 5-15cm wide, petioles to 15-30cm long; flowers bell-like with three flared petal-like sepal lobes 3-8cm long, tan-purplish.