Western Wild Ginger
Stretching out by underground rhizomes, the Wild Gingers are handsome woodland dwellers whose large-leafed, low growing colonies flourish in moist, shady niches. Long petioles elevate their polished, usually heart-shaped foliage while darkly colored, three-lobed blooms add intrigue.
AVAILABLE SPRING 2021
Sojourning in the dark wooded areas of western North America from California to British Columbia and Montana, this lustrous semievergreen perennial presents bold heart-shaped bright green leaves that smell like ginger when they’re crushed. Wide-spreading rhizomes sprout a low somewhat open patch, augmented by long slender petioles, silky new growth and intriguing triangular rusty-brown blooms. Ideal as an understory ground cover, Wild Ginger resists slugs and deer, enjoys loose organic soil, adapts to moist or dry conditions, and makes a verdant companion for Polygonatum ‘Variegatum’, Anemone ‘Snow Angel’ and Dryopteris ‘Brilliance’.
Size: 6" high x 18" wide.
Hardy to zone 7.