Tag Archives: groundcovers


We love Bergenia cordifolia, or pigsqueak, for its tall stalks of early spring flowers and its large handsome leaves, which make it a good groundcover.

Wild Ginger

Common name: Wild ginger, Canadian wild ginger Botanical name: Asarum canadense Virtues: Works as a groundcover in shade. Serves as a host plant for larvae of the pipeline swallowtail butterfly. The roots are edible and they smell and taste like …