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  • Asarum canadense syn. Hexastylis canadense Wild ginger Z 3-7

    Asarum canadense syn. Hexastylis canadense Wild ginger Z 3-7 Concealed brown bells with flared tips hide under this groundcover’s crinkled, lacquered, round leaves....

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    Asarum canadense syn. Hexastylis canadense Wild ginger    Z 3-7
    Concealed brown bells with flared tips hide under this groundcover’s crinkled, lacquered, round leaves.

    Size: 6" x 6" spreading
    Care: part shade to shade, moist well-drained soil
    Native: Canada to North Carolina, Wisconsin native

    Native Americans used Wild ginger for such diverse purposes as flavoring food, cure heart palpitations, induce menstrual cycles, cure “the bite of the serpent,” mend broken bones and lure catfish. Colonists used the plant to break fever and stimulate the appetite.

Common Names of Plants

…Wild Angelica Angelica sylvestris ‘Vicar’s Mead’ Wild ginger Asarum canadense Wild ginger Asarum europeum Wild lily Lilium lankangense Wild pink, Woodland pink Dianthus sylvestris Wild quinine Parthenium integrifolium Wild senna…

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February 23, 2018

Laugh at Walnut Trees

…Adiantum pedatum Maidenhair fern Ajuga – all – Blue bugle Alcea rosea Hollyhock Anemone – all Aristolochia durior Dutchmans pipe Asarum canadense Wild ginger Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly weed Aster –…

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  • Asarum europaeum syn. Hexastylis europaeum European snakeroot, Wild ginger Z 4-9

    Asarum europaeum syn. Hexastylis europaeum European snakeroot, Wild ginger Z 4-9 Glossy, leathery, kidney shaped leaves, dark green with lighter veins, with purplish, sepia-toned bell-like flower, hidden by the more...

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    Asarum europaeum syn. Hexastylis europaeum European snakeroot, Wild ginger    Z 4-9
    Glossy, leathery, kidney shaped leaves, dark green with lighter veins, with purplish, sepia-toned bell-like flower, hidden by the more ornamental leaves

    Size: 4-6” x 12” slow spreader
    Care: shade to part shade in moist to moist well-drained acidic soil
    Native: Europe
    Awards: Elisabeth Carey Miller Garden Great Plant Pick & England’s Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit.

    According to Dioscorides in Roman times this plant cured ailments of the eyes, ears, stomach, mind and the head.  Grown in the Eichstatt Garden, the garden of Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, prince bishop of Eichstatt in Bavaria, c. 1600. Gerard (1633) reported that this Wild ginger prevented increase of hard swelling cankers by topical application.  Powdered root mixed with wine cured sciatica, gout, dropsie & ague.  The name Asarum comes from Greek phrase “to adorn”, meaning it needs adornment.