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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
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.
Medical researchers have found wild Ginger 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 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.