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Naturescapes of Beaufort, SC

Hexastylis arifolia (Heart-leaf or Wild Ginger) 4″



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This 6″-`12″ native slow-growing evergreen ground cover has curious curious jug-shaped flowers in the spring.  The leaves and roots were used as a flavoring and as medicine. Plant in part shade to full shade in average to moist humus rich soil. Deer will sometimes eat a leaf or two but will generally ignore Wild Ginger. It prefers acidic soil but I have seen it thriving among calcium loving plants.  The pH seems to be more critical in pots than in the ground. (Just don’t plant it over limestone, shell or concrete.) We propagated our plants from a native population that we rescued from development in Beaufort County, SC in the 90’s. 

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Weight 0.42 kg
Dimensions 4 x 4 x 7 in
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