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Sanguinaria canadensis

Bloodroot

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height0.15m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourDark green blue

Description

Sanguinaria canadensis (Bloodroot). This is a beautiful alpine wildflower which will bloom in early spring with large, starry-white flowers with yellow centres. The foliage is an attractive dark green.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

Red puccoon, Puccoon

Origin

North America

Interest and use

Naturaliser, ground cover, wildflower/meadow, indoors. Roots and laeves are poisonous if eaten.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Propagation

If you are propagating by division, do so after flowering and handle the fleshy roots with care.

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