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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
Ecoregion
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
Ornamental Interest
Spring Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Bees
Tolerance
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Additional Attributes
Spring Ephemeral


North American Distribution