Bloodroot is so named for its deep red 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. This plant occasionally flowers with a pink hue to the underside of the petals, hence the form "rosea." Plant in rich, evenly-moist soil in locations that don't heat up too much-- woodland gardens ideal!
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