Blood Root Sanguiniaria Canadensis
The reddish-orange sap of this plant aptly named Blood Root was once used by Native Americans for dye.
The reddish-orange sap of this plant aptly named Blood Root was once used by Native Americans for dye. These plants bloom in the early spring. They can grow as tall as 6-10” and spread to form large colonies. Blooms are white with numerous yellow stamens. These flowers, which generally last only one or two days, open during the day but close up at night. These plants are easy to care for once they are established.
Partial sun to full shade
Water twice weekly
Average Landscape Size:
Growth Height: 6-9”
Growth Width: 3-6”
Short-lived white flowers open during the day and close at night.
Plants can be left alone to naturalize or can be included in woodland gardens, wildflower gardens, native plant gardens or rock gardens.
Grayish green leaves
White or pink tinged
6-9”H X 3-6”W
Blood Root is easy to care for and maintain. It grows best in moist well-drained soil in partial shade to full shade. Leaves will disappear in hot summer months. Watering twice weekly in the summer may help leaves last longer.
Water:Water twice weekly
Sunlight:Partial sun to full shade
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