Water Wise Plants
7-10 inches high and spreading
Low: water every three weeks until the root ball is wet
Maroon, generally hidden by leaves
Maintenance- Design- Planting Tips
Asarum caudatum grows naturally in the coastal redwood forests and prefers a cool, moist environment. In Santa Clara County gardens with their coastal influences, wild ginger can do well on a low water diet if given a nice shady spot and rich soil full of organic material.
In our Palo Alto Water Wise Garden, ginger disappears when it is unhappy (in the dry summer months) and reappears when the conditions are more to its liking (after the winter rains). It may need more irrigation to keep it from going dormant during the summer months.
This plant is extremely low maintenance. All it seems to need is the occasional removal of old leaves.