About This Species
Grow me instead of Purple deadnettle
Wild ginger is an evergreen native groundcover with glossy, kidney/heart shaped leaves that hug the ground and brownish-purple flowers that are pollinated by flies. Wild ginger forms large colonies. It gets its name for its ginger-scented foliage.
When selecting non-invasive plants for your garden, be sure to look for those that are suitable for your location, including moisture requirements, hardiness zone, and avoidance of known bear attractants among other factors.
Plant Special Features
- Fire smart
- Bear smart
- Pollinator friendly
Moist but well-drained conditions