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Sanguinaria canadensis

White flowers with prominent yellow anthers above blue-grey rounded leaves which both appear at the same time in Spring. Prefers a woodland setting with some shade and rich soil. Hardy. Up to 50cm.

At a glance

Common Name
Bloodroot
Type
Hardy perennial
Height
30cm to 60cm
Colour
White
Spread Rate
Moderate
Flowering
Spring
Soil Type
Moist, Normal, Drained
Aspect
Part-shade, Sun
Pollination
Attractive to pollinators

Sue's Notes

The underground stems exude a red sap which resembles blood, hence the common name.

 
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