Sanguinaria canadensis Bloodroot

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Large delicate white flowers with yellow centers emerge in spring in rich woods and streambanks, often spreading to form a loose carpet. The unique deeply scalloped leaf unfurls from around the flower stem as it blooms repeatedly over about two weeks. The entire plant goes dormant by midsummer. The spots of bright white are eye-catching in the woods when little else is blooming yet. 

The common name, bloodroot was given because all parts of the plant produce a reddish sap when cut. Native Americans used the sap as a dye and an insect repellant. 


  • Common Names: Bloodroot
  • Zones: 3-8
  • Light Requirements: Part Shade to Shade
  • Soil Preference: Medium moisture, rich woods
  • Height at Maturity: 6-9
  • Width at Maturity: 3-6
  • Bloom Color: White/Cream
  • Bloom Time: March-April
  • Foliage Color: Green

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Care and Growing Tips

Prefers rich, moist, well-drained soils in part-full shade.

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Shipping Info

We will ship your plants within nine days of placing the order, on either a Monday or a Tuesday. We ship early in the week to ensure that plants do not get stranded in transit over the weekend. You'll receive a tracking number when your order ships.

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    Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

    We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.