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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.
|Ships November through April|
Wild Ginger from the Asarum species, belongs to the Birthwort family. It’s common in deciduous and coniferous forests in North America and Europe.
Wild Ginger is commonly used as a medicine and as a spice.
Hardy Planting Zone
Wild ginger is slow to establish but spread by rhizomes below the soil surface. Most species of Wild Ginger are evergreens but a few are deciduous. Ginger should be planted in shady areas or shade gardens and thrive in moist, rich, well-drained soil.
Bloom Season and Color
Depending on your variety of Wild Ginter, you will see flowers bloom in early spring to summer, although some species stop producing flowers as early as May. Variations of flower color range from deep maroon, brown, to fleshy white trumpets. The flowers are almost invisible because they grow underneath a dense layer of leaves.
Height at Maturity
Most species of Wild Ginger will reach about 6 inches in height and grow in a clump 6 to 12 inches wide.
This plant likes to form a symbiotic relationship with fungi.
Soil Type Preferred
Wild Ginger will need a rich, moist, loamy soil. It must maintain a temperature of 65 to 70 degrees until it germinates in 2 to 4 weeks. When the seedlings get large enough, they can be moved into pots for their first year before planting in soil.
Sun or Shade
Wild Ginger needs to grow in partial or complete shade. Mature plants should be planted in the garden in late winter, a month before the last killing frost. Seeds can be started indoors in the early spring but have to be placed in the freezer for 3 weeks before planting in flats or pots.
Wild Ginger needs to be watered regularly and can be planted in shade gardens or among trees in foresty areas. Most species have heart-shaped leaves and hairy stems. Ginger grows in dense, dull-green mats six to eight inches in height.