Wild Ginger

A great spice for flavouring cookies, muffins and more.


Pairs of fuzzy-stemmed leaves sport a single reddish-brown flower at their bases in early spring. Plants spread by rhizomes that are found just beneath the soil surface. These rhizomes have a scent and flavour that resembles ginger (though not exactly) and make a great spice for flavouring cookies and muffins. Makes a great ground cover.

Flower Colour: reddish brown
Life Cycle: perennial
Sun Exposure: part shade – shade
Bloom Period: May – June
Height: 4 – 6”
Soil: medium – moist