Heart-shaped leaves up to 7" wide will spread into a beautiful groundcover. Leaves are large and slightly fuzzy, not small and glossy like the European species. Aromatic roots used like other gingers for their warming qualities and for soothing indigestion, coughs, colds and motion sickness.
Grown for roots and foliage. The small reddish-brown urn-shaped flowers grow near the soil surface or in the surface leaf mold, pollinated by crawling insects. Flowers are fun to search for but won’t decorate your landscape. Requires shade and moist rich woodland soil. Native to eastern North America. Z3. (2½" plugs in pots)
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