Origin: US Native
Other Common Names: Coon Root, Indian Paint, Red Pucoon, Red Root, Snakebite, Sweet Slumber, Tetterwort
Bloom Time: Spring
Height: 4” to 6"
Spacing: 9” to 12”
Light: Part Sun to Woodland
Soil Moisture: Medium
USDA Zone: 4a-9b
Germination: Fall plant or cold stratify at 40F for 1 month, then move to 70F. Some seeds may take two seasons to sprout.
Seeds Per Oz: 1700
Rising 6-10" tall, this rhizomatous, native wildflower is often seen in large colonies on the shaded forest floor. The white flowers which bloom in the Spring are short-lived, and only open in the sun. For this reason, this perennial is primarily grown for it's attractive foliage. It's common name of 'Bloodroot' is in reference to the bright reddish-orange sap secreted from all parts of the plant when damaged or cut. This sap was once used by Native American Indians for dye. All parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested.
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Note: Many wildflowers can grow in areas outside of their natural range.
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