Information About Bloodroot

Information About Bloodroot

Bloodroot Plant Care: Learn How To Grow Bloodroot (Sanguinaria Canadensis)

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

If you?re lucky enough to have some on your property or know of someone else who does, you may want to consider growing a bloodroot plant in the garden. Bloodroot plant care is simple, and this info will help.

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria Canadensis)

Bloodroot is more of a ground cover than a bedding plant, and its small, white flowers can really brighten a shady or woodland garden. After the flowers disappear, the blue-green leaves provide a nice foil for summer flowers and even make a nice carpet on their own. Unlike many ground covers, bloodroot is not invasive and usually not even aggressive.

If can take several years for bloodroot plants to become established and start to spread, but they are fairly long-lived. There are single and double-flowered varieties. The doubles are more expensive, but they are gorgeous.

  • USDA Growing Zones: 3 to 9
  • Sun Exposure: Part shade can tolerate full sun in spring (not summer)
  • Soil Needs: Rich, well-drained, acid

Watch the video: Plant portrait - Bloodroot Sanguinaria canadensis