Bloodroot is an early spring wildflower that grows in woodlands of the eastern United States and Canada.The stout rhizome oozes with a bright red latex when cut, giving the plant its common name.The root and rhizome are collected in the fall for medicinal use.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
bloodwort, red pucoon, redroot, coon root, paucon, sweet slumber, tetterwort, snakebite, Indian paint, and black paste.
Maximum Reachable Height
0.50 to 0.75 feet
white to lavender blues and purples.
March to April
easy to grow
Planting and care
To keep the plant from entering dormancy, you should keep the soil moist. In fact, regular watering, twice a week, will allow the leaves to remain throughout much of summer. This can be reduced in fall and winter so it can go dormant. You can begin feeding your plants with a balanced fertilizer once they have reached their second year of growth. When this plant is happy in its location, it will colonize and provide many years of flowering.
Plants can be started indoors from seed or seed can be directly sown into the ground, but the rhizome divisions allow for a faster harvestable root.
Part shade to full shade
well drained soil
apply any organic fertilizer
Bloodroot special feature
Bloodroot is a plant. People use the underground stem (rhizome) to make medicine.
Bloodroot is used in herbal medicine in very small doses, mainly for bronchial problems and severe throat infections
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Bloodroot ?
Bloodroot is commonly known as bloodwort, red pucoon, redroot, coon root, paucon, sweet slumber, tetterwort, snakebite, Indian paint, and black paste.
How tall do Bloodroot grow?
On average Bloodroot grows 0.50 to 0.75 feet
What color are Bloodroot ?
A Bloodroot plant bears flowers of color white to lavender blues and purples.
When Bloodroot blooms?
With enough light, Bloodroot may produce white to lavender blues and purples. flowers in March to April
How hard is Bloodroot to grow?
A Bloodroot is easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Bloodroot need?
A Bloodroot prefers Part shade to full shade
How much water does a Bloodroot need?
A Bloodroot prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Bloodroot need?
A Bloodroot prefers well drained soil
What temperature does a Bloodroot like?
A Bloodroot prefers 50°F (10°C).
How often should I fertilize my Bloodroot ?
To encourage Bloodroot growth, apply any organic fertilizer
Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Plant came securely packed.Plant is good, no brown leaves. Hope it grows well