Blood Root is planted as dormant rhizomes. 6-to-12 inches mature.
Needs consistent moisture in the soil. Grows slowly. The stem is smooth with one leaf and flower in bloom. Often used in herb gardens as a pest repellant, or in landscapes with other flowers complimented by its coloring. Bloodroot is a flowering plant that blooms white flowers that surround a yellow pistil. It has green leaves at the bottom. Bloodroot plants are early spring bloomers and may be found growing wild in the dappled sun in wooded areas, producing beautiful, solitary flowers. These white bloodroot flowers have 8 to 12 petals growing on leafless stems that rise above the foliage of this charming plant.
Blood Root is also known as Sanguinaria Canadensis. Bloodroot also called coon root, India paint, red puccoon, red root, and tetterwort is often used as a medicinal herb.
The herb is native to North America. The leaves are pale green and are wrapped around the flower then opens as the flower grows. When matured the stems are an orange-reddish color. The white flower has about eight petals with a yellow center. The root is tender and thick with juices that will stain the skin. The roots should only be gathered when the flowers are in bloom. Dried roots can be saved to use later. The herb can be grown from seeds or cuttings. The herb prefers sandy light, moist soil, slightly acidic in shaded areas. These plants provide a very natural look as they grow. These plants can grow to become twelve to fourteen inches tall and love to be located in moist and well-drained soils. They also thrive when planted in full shade and partially shaded gardens and natural areas. This plant does best when planted in climate zones three through nine.
Blood Root Ships As - Bare Root