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Sanguinaria canadensis 'Multiplex'

multiplex bloodroot

Bloodroot is so named for its reddish rhizome, which grows shallowly and can form 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 go dormant for the duration of the summer, re-emerging only the following year. 'Multiplex' is a sterile-flowered form with many layers of white petals, quite the sight! Plant in rich, evenly-moist soil in areas that don't heat up too much.

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


Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Cultivar
Exposure
Part Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture
Wet
Average
Ornamental Interest
Spring Bloom
Tolerance
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Additional Attributes
Spring Ephemeral


North American Distribution