Sanguanaria canadensis - Plant
Common name: bloodroot
Bloom time: March to April
Height: 0.50 to 0.75 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Propagate by seed, division or separation - Sow seeds in spring. Carefully divide the fleshy roots in early fall when the plants are dormant. When purchasing plants, be sure that they are not harvested from the wild, as native populations of bloodroot are threatened.
Sunlight: Part shade to full shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 50°F (10°C).
Fertilizer: apply any organic fertilizer
- Keep the soil moist but not soggy.
With time and proper growing conditions, the plants will form large colonies.
- After flowering, these will persists as groundcovers until the plants fade in late summer or fall.
- Plant late-growing plants to fill in the space left when the bloodroot fades.
No serious insect or disease problems.
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- Emetic cathartic expectorant and emmenagogue, and of great value in atonic dyspepsia, asthma, bronchitis and croup.
- (The taste is so nauseating, that it may cause expectorant action.
- ) Of value in pulmonary consumption, nervous irritation and helpful in lowering high pulse, and in heart disease and weakness and palpitation of heart of great use.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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