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Botanical Name
Sanguinaria canadensis
Min Zone
Max Zone
6 to 12 inches
Early spring: white and more rarely light pink, up to 2 inches, flowers open in sun and close at night
Elongated seed pods enclosing reddish seeds
Part to full shade
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
  • Muliplex - double flowered variety

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