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Bloodroot

Sanguinaria canadensis

Also known as

Red Pucoon, Canada Puccoon, Bloodwort, Cornroot, Indian Paint, Snakebite, Sweet Slumber, Tetterwort, Turmeric, Redroot, Puccoon-Root, Red puccoon, Puccoon

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Bloodroot Overview

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.

How to propagate Bloodroot

Division

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

Other uses of Bloodroot

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