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Woodlander's Select Alabama Wild Ginger*

Asarum speciosum 'Woodlander's Select'

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Woodlander's Select Alabama Wild Ginger (Asarum speciosum 'Woodlander's Select') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Woodlander's Select Alabama Wild Ginger foliage

Woodlander's Select Alabama Wild Ginger foliage

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  6 inches

Spread:  6 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5


A rare and easy to grow native evergreen producing unusual flowers that are sure to add tremendous interest to the garden; attractive variegated foliage for the rest of the season; great for the shade garden or containers

Ornamental Features

Woodlander's Select Alabama Wild Ginger's attractive glossy heart-shaped leaves remain forest green in color with showy gray variegation throughout the season. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Woodlander's Select Alabama Wild Ginger is an herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Woodlander's Select Alabama Wild Ginger is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Woodlander's Select Alabama Wild Ginger will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Garden  Groundcover  Naturalizing 
Foliage Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features