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Chinese Wild Ginger

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$42.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 5 - 8 Inches
  • Mature Spread 14 - 18 Inches
  • Growing Zones 6 - 9

Chinese Wild Ginger is an excellent groundcover for brightening a shady woodland garden. The glossy, heart-shaped leaves are splashed in shades of silver variegation. This woodland grower features dark-purple flowers early in the spring and stays fresh looking even in the hottest summer weather. Chinese Wild Ginger is low maintenance and a reasonably quick grower to fill those hard-to-plant spots. Asarum splendens is native to China and is related to the North American native Asarum canadensis.

Wild Ginger is the perfect groundcover for a shady woodland site but is also great as a filler for containers and planters on a shaded porch or deck. When crushed or brushed against, the fragrant flowers and foliage have a subtle ginger scent. These plants are also deer resistant and rabbit-proof, making them useful in areas with high deer populations. Wild Ginger requires almost no maintenance and only requires dividing every 3-4 years. 

Chinese Wild Ginger Care

Plant Wild Ginger in soil that is well draining but also retains moisture. Shady woodland gardens away from tree roots or near stream beds and ponds are ideal settings. Ginger prefers acidic soil (6.0 pH and below) but will grow reasonably well in neutral soil. Water once or twice a week to establish new plants. Supplemental watering will be needed during periods of heat and drought in the summer. Apply approximately 1 inch of water a week, watering deeply at the root zone. Mulch the root zone with 2-3 inches of arborist chips or shredded leaves to help the soil retain moisture.

No pruning is necessary for Wild Ginger. Cutting back the spent foliage late in the fall helps to make the flowers more visible in the spring. Dividing should be done every 3-4 years to keep the plants thriving. Clumps of plants are easily dug out and split into manageable pieces. Make sure to include as much root as possible and replant quickly before the plant dries out. 

Chinese Wild Ginger Spacing

Chinese Wild Ginger reaches a mature height of 5-8 inches and spreads 14-18 inches. Space plants 12 inches apart on the center when planting as a groundcover.

Chinese Wild Ginger Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 - 9
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 5 - 8 Inches
Mature Spread: 14 - 18 Inches
Spacing: 14 - 18 Inches
Habit: Spreading
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Type: Evergreen, Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, Silver
Foliage Description: Variegated
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Disease, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers
Features: Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Chinese Wild Ginger
Other Name(s): Chinese Wild Ginger
Scientific Name: Asarum splendens
SKU:
1231003655-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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