Bloodroot, Sanguinaria Canadensis
Bloodroot plants are a small native perennial. They have green leaves with pretty white flowers. The Bloodroot gets its name from the roots that have blood like juice on the inside. This is by far one of the most popular wildflower perennials around. They are famously known for many different reasons. From being a medicinal herb to a beautiful flowering perennial. Whatever your reason for wanting this treasure it is sure not to disappoint. The petite white flowers and big green leaves make this something everyone will stop and pay attention too. Also considered a medicinal perennial the Bloodroot grows best in fully shaded gardens. The small attractive flower blooms appear in early Spring. Super easy to grow and low maintenance. Make sure the soil is relatively moist especially on hot Summer days.
This plant is one of many that are reproduced with the help of ants. The ants are attracted to a part of the plant's seeds called liposomes. Thus eating and then caring back to their nests. The flowers do not produce nectar, but they do provide pollen. So visits from bees are often, they do not use the flower as food.
Growing this unique perennial is easy. They are planted 2-3 inches deep and softly covered with soil. Watering is required for the first week or so and then only when conditions become very dry.
The Bloodroot has been used for commercial purposes as well. The FDA has approved the use of sanguinarine as anti-plaque and anti-bacterial agents in toothpaste.
~Great plant for shady areas
~This plant ships bare root year round.
~Bare root bulb/rhizome
~Native to many areas of the USA
~Mature height six to nine inches
~Blooms Early to mid Spring
~One Year Guarantee
ReviewsElfriede Henninger SmithThe root stock looks always very healthy from this company. It is fresh and ready to settle into my garden.Karen Campbell
Happy purchaseVery fast delivery and nice healthy roots.
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