Bloodroot

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Bloodroot’s unique, cigar-shaped rolled up leaves eventually open up into large, water lily-like foliage that bear pristinely-white flowers, illuminating the garden floor. A true evolving beauty and a must-have for any shade garden. (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Zones 3 - 7
Advantages
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 6-9" tall, 3-6" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid spring
SKU 1FSANG3
One of North America’s all-time native wildflower favorites, beautiful Bloodroot, a member of the poppy family, rises in early spring with unique cigar-shaped rolled up leaves that eventually open into large, waterlily-like foliage. Then the magnificent pristine white flowers appear, from about 1 to 2" across, and literally light up the forest floor. This treasured native plant has been important for centuries, and takes its common name from the orangey red juice that oozes from the root when cut. The richly textured large leaves and breathtaking pristine white flowers make it special. Best of all, Bloodroot is quite easy to grow, as long as it is given a moist shaded situation and rich woodsy soil.
Associated SKUs
1SANGG
1SANG3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
1FSANG3 (Bag of 3)
Common Name Bloodroot
Botanical Name Sanguinaria canadensis
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color White
Mature Height 6-9" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 3-6" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid spring
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Native Yes
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet
Advantages Native
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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American MeadowsBloodroot
 
3.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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3.0

will reserve judgment till next spring

By 

from Pinson, al

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions

Cons

  • Small In Size

Best Uses

  • Garden

Comments about American Meadows Bloodroot:

very dry in Pinson, Al. have kept it watered, it has completely disappeared. Have noticed a lot of spring blooming flowers do disappear only to reappear next spring

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

I don't now what this means

By 

from narvon PA

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about American Meadows Bloodroot:

      Unfortunitly the bloodroots did not come up at all. The Jack in the pulpits and bleedig hearts did.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Patience!

      By 

      from Central Illinois

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about American Meadows Bloodroot:

      I planted several roots in the fall of 2011 and this spring (2013) was the first spring they flowered or even showed they existed after planting!! Thankfully this is an area that I'm naturalizing so basically it's left undisturbed. Planted under a big oak tree with much leaf litter keeps the area moist which is a requirement for this plant. I must say also that there were more flowers this spring than what I planted!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Moles seem to love!

      By 

      from Battle Ground, WA

      Pros

      • Hard To Find
      • Nice foilage

      Cons

      • Damage From Moles

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Bloodroot:

        I had several leaves unfolding, then all of a sudden a mole tore through that part of my garden. Hoping they come back next year.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Disappointment

        By 

        from North Georgia

        Pros

        • Hard To Find

        Cons

        • Didn't grow

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Bloodroot:

          Very disappointed. Was thrilled to find the product. It was shipped timely & appeared in better shape than other mail order products. But one of the 3 seems to have simply disappeared & the other 2 show no growth...just there as planted.

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