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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Herbaceous Perennial Plants
When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock immediately. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. Surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. Store plants in their packaging in a cool (35–40°) location until you are ready to plant. If it’s going to be awhile, you can pot up your perennials.
Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors before danger of frost has passed. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting.