Sanguanaria canadensis - Plant
Description for Sanguanaria canadensis
Sanguinaria canadensis, commonly called bloodroot, is a stemless, rhizomatous, Missouri native wildflower which blooms in early spring in rich woods and along streams throughout the State.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|bloodroot, Puccoon, Red Puccoon||White||March to April||0.50 to 0.75 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Best massed in shaded areas of woodland, wildflower, native plant or rock gardens where plants can be left alone and allowed to naturalize.Sometimes included in herb gardens because of medicinal properties.
|Part shade to full shade||well-drained soil||Medium||50Â°F (10Â°C).||apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Sanguanaria canadensis
- 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.
Typical uses of Sanguanaria canadensis
Special features: No serious insect or disease problems.
Medicinal use: specifically skin cancer
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