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Bloodroot

Botanical Name
Sanguinaria canadensis
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
8
Height
6 to 12 inches
Flowers
Early spring: white and more rarely light pink, up to 2 inches, flowers open in sun and close at night
Fruit
Elongated seed pods enclosing reddish seeds
Light
Part to full shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained, organically rich
Planting & Care
  • Plant in early fall to give the roots time to establish before winter
  • Plant grows in clumps, but slowly spreads to form large colonies
  • Bloodroot goes dormant and disappears by midsummer
  • Plant gets its name from the bright reddish-orange sap that exudes from all parts of the plant when cut
  • Gloves should be worn when hadling plant since the sap can cause skin irritation
  • Drought and juglone tolerant
Varieties
  • Muliplex - double flowered variety

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