Origin: US Native
Other Common Names: Canadian Wildginger,
Bloom Time: Spring
Height: 4” to 6"
Spacing: 9” to 12”
Soil Moisture: Medium
USDA Zone: 2a-8b
Germination: Sow seeds just below moist soil surface at 70F for 6 weeks. Move to 30F for 2 months, then bring back to 50F.
Seeds Per Oz: 4400
Often called Canadian Ginger, the Native Americans used this perennial herb as a seasoning. Though the roots have similar aromatic properties to true ginger, this plant is not commonly used today for culinary purposes. With small, often overlooked reddish-brown flowers, this woodland wildflower is grown today almost exclusively for it's decorative foliage. It's low-growing, solid, dark covered leaves are a handsome companion for more showy species.
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Note: Many wildflowers can grow in areas outside of their natural range.
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