Asarum canadense Seeds

Wild Ginger Seeds

Asarum canadense (Wild Ginger) is a native wildflower is used as a deer-resistant groundcover in shaded areas
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Asarum canadense (Wild Ginger) is a native wildflower used as a deer-resistant groundcover in shaded areas. The flowers are inconspicuous but the foliage is very ornamental. The plant does best in moist acidic, woodland soils. USDA zones 4-6.
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SKU
HC013312
Common Name
Wild Ginger Seeds
Botanical Name
Asarum canadense
Item Package Size
Packet
Seed Life Cycle
Perennials
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Species
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Seed
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7
Height
12 inches
Mature Height
6-12" tall
Bloom Time
Mid - Late Spring
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring
Days To Germinate
Spring Plant - Keep Moist
Native To
North America
Seeds Per Packet
40
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Moist / Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Native, Great for Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Additional Information
Wild Ginger will keep its foliage throughout the season.
Ships To Canada
Yes
Planting Guides

Step-by-Step Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions

  1. Check for your last frost date and plant after this has passed. Choose a spot on your property that gets 6 or more hours of direct sun a day unless you are planting seeds for shade.
  2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth. Simply dig up everything that is growing, turn the soil and rake the area flat. If this is an area that has never before been gardened, you may need to till the area up to remove growth.
  3. Mix the seeds with sand* for better visibility and scatter the seeds directly on top of the soil. If you are sowing a larger area, we recommend using a seed spreader; if not, you can sow by hand.
  4. We recommend lightly compressing the seeds into the soil, making sure not to bury them. You can either walk on them, use a board or if you are sowing a larger area, rent a seed roller.
  5. Water so that the soil is moist, not soaking wet, until the seedlings are about 4-6" tall. After that, the seedlings will survive on natural rains. If you are experiencing very dry weather, we recommend watering occasionally.
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