Shade Grade: B
Great care-free ground cover for deeper shade. Slugs seem to like it though, especially in mid to late summer.
Wild Ginger, Western
Despite the fact that slugs chew holes in it, I still think this is a great plant. I love waxy green leaves and the odd-looking flowers that sometimes peek out from under the foliage. It also gives off a wonderful scent if a bit of warm sunlight happens to find it. Wild ginger spreads but not aggressively, so it’s grown into a thick patch over the years. Every spring I think I’m going to transplant some to another part of the yard but then I forget. Maybe this is the year…
05/2011: Planted in North Side Garden.