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Wild Ginger

Plant Type: Herbaceous
Habitat: Woodland
Light Requirements: shade
Soil Moisture: mesic
Soil Type: Loam
Height: 6 - 8 in
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Colour: brown
Comments: Large heart-shaped leaves. Good ground cover for shade. Rich woods. Droops under dry conditions.
Germination: Seed is hydrophilic, intolerant of dry storage. Seed needs a period of warm, moist stratification and will germinate after being shifted back to warm, for example 70° - 40° - 70°F. Seed will not germinate in presence of chemical inhibitors.
Seed Ripens: early summer
Picture Copyright: John Oyston