Asarum canadense Wild Ginger
Ohio Native Plant Natural Range
Cultivation Information Wild Ginger
Family – AritolochiaceaeSpace – 10 to 12 inches apart
Over the Years – We noticed that patience combine with a nice thick layer of leaf humus will ensure that your Wild Ginger patch expands and thrives!
Plant/Seed Provenance Wild Ginger
Wildlife Significance Asarum canadense
Host Plant - For Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillarsPollinated - By flies and beetlesSeed Dispersal - Is a job for ants!White Tailed Deer - Aren't fond of ginger. It seems if they are hungry enough they will eat anything.
For more details on this plant visit the Illinois Wildflower website
Propagation Notes Wild Ginger
Dividing your Patch - We allow our Asarum canadense patches to mature (1 to 1 1/2 feet) before dividing in the fall. I have successfully moved Wild Ginger in the spring however at the expense of developing flowers.