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Sanguinaria canadensis

bloodroot

Bloodroot is so named for its reddish rhizome, which grows shallowly and can form huge a huge flower patch over the years. The buds are cloaked by emerging leaves that later unfurl to reveal the striking flowers in early spring; this ephemeral will then disappear into dormancy as temperatures rise and canopies close up.

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Height: 4-8 in
Spread: 4-12 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-9


Bloom Color: White

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Part Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Wet
Ecoregion
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
Ornamental Interest
Spring Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Bees
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Tolerance
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance
Spring Ephemeral


North American Distribution


bloodroot - Sanguinaria canadensis from Native Plant Trust
bloodroot - Sanguinaria canadensis from Native Plant Trust
bloodroot - Sanguinaria canadensis from Native Plant Trust