Wild Ginger

Multiple, low, semi-erect stems topped with large heart-shaped glossy green leaves sprout from a fleshy, aromatic rootstock. Flowers are borne atop separate, lower stems at ground level and are cup-shaped, brown, and have no petals. This slow-growing, colony forming plant is ideal for shady understory areas. Roots have a distinct ginger-like smell when disturbed and were once used as a cooking spice, but this plant is not related to the commonly used culinary ginger, Zingiber officinale.

Scientific Name: Hexastylis arifolia
Bloom Color: Brown
Bloom Time: April, May
Butterfly Host: N/A
Container Size: 3/4 gallon
Cultural Uses: N/A
Fall Foliage: No
Fruit: Brownish capsule, essentially unchanged from the flowering phase.
Habit: Herb
Height: <1'
Light Needs: Shade (< 2 hrs. direct sun), Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun)
Square Feet Used: 0.5
Type Of Garden Ecotone: Other
Water Needs: Dry, Average, Moist

Price: $10.00

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