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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
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Wild Ginger Plant
Hardy Planting Zone: Zones 3 - 9
Bloom Season: April, May, June
Bloom Color: Red, green, purple, brown
Height at Maturity: 4 - 8 inches
Soil Type Preferred: Moist, rich soils
Sun or Shade: part shade, shade
Wild ginger can be found low to the ground sprouting one pair of velvety, heart-shaped leaves.
The singular flower hangs beneath the leaves and is dark reddish-brown to greenish-brown in color. Wild Ginger is a perennial plant that is a colony-forming plant that can provide excellent ground cover in shady areas.
The Wild Ginger plant is known as an herb with a simple leaf complexity arranged alternately. It has a cordate leaf shape and base. The leaves grow to a height of 3 to 5 inches, and they are medium green in color while the fruit is brown.
Wild Ginger offers many benefits. One of which is that it is easy to grow low ground cover in shaded landscapes within the United States' Eastern woodlands.
The root of this flower can be used as a substitute for ginger when cooked with sugar. It has a strong ginger odor, which some people find enjoyable. Wild Ginger also has exciting foliage that attracts butterflies, such as the Pipeline Swallowtail butterfly.
Wild Ginger has been found by medical researchers to have antibiotic properties. Native Americans have been known to use the plant to create poultices to treat wounds in the past.
Wild Ginger is available through the commercial market. Four to six weeks after the Wild Ginger flowers appear, the seeds are ripe and ready for the picking. If the roots are stored, the result will be a reduction in germination. The grayish seeds can be found in the lower parts of the flowers.