Sanguinaria canadensis - Bloodroot

Sanguinaria canadensis is a lovely spring ephemeral that seems to burst out overnight producing dazzling white blossoms with yellow centers for just a short time in early spring, just before the trees leaf out. The flower rises from the centre of a single curled leaf opening in the day and closing at night. Naturally occurring in rich woods and ravines, Bloodroot emits a captivating fragrance that attracts many kinds of bees. The foliage is rounded, with deep notches, forming a low clump and when flower fades the leaf opens in a very unique shape as large as 6" in diameter. Bloodroot will go dormant mid-summer. Choose a site under deciduous trees that is moist during the early spring for the stunning Bloodroot!


  Early Summer
  Full Sun to Part Shade
   < 1'
  Medium to Moist


Approx. 20 seeds per pack - 60 seeds per gram

Attracts Butterflies!
Deer Resistant!


All Wildflower Farm seeds are hardy through growing zone 3, organic and non-GMO.


Indoors: Cold, moist stratification. Start at least 5 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 10 C (50 F) range. Mix the seed with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Put this in a labelled, sealed plastic bag and store in a refrigerator for one day. The next day place this in the freezer for one day. Repeat this for one week, alternating between the fridge and the freezer. After stratifying, plant seed 0.64 cm (1/4 inch) deep in pots. Keep moist but not soggy and very warm (21 C - 70 F). When seedlings are 5 cm (2 inches) tall or more, transplant into the garden spaced 30 cm (1 foot) apart.

Outdoors: Plant seed 0.64 cm (1/4 inch) deep in a prepared seed bed in late fall so that the seed overwinters and germinates naturally in spring.

Outdoors Alternative: In late fall through to mid-winter fill plastic pots with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Plant seed 0.64 cm (1/4 inch) deep in pots and label the pots. Place them outdoors in an area where they will experience the snow and cold of winter. The seed will germinate in the pots in spring as the weather warms up. Be sure to water the pots regularly in spring and once the plants are 5 cm (2 inches) tall, transplant them into your garden.

Sanguinaria canadensis - Bloodroot

  • Product Code: C18300
  • Availability: SOLD OUT IN CANADA - OK IN USA
  • $9.95