Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Habitat: Forests

Grows in Sun/Shade: Shade

Flowers: White

Attributes: Pollinator friendly, Walnut tolerant

Height: 10-20 cm (3-7 in)


Bloodroot is often the first plant to flower in the spring. It has large showy blooms, but unfortunately they are not long lived. But for pollinators, it is an important early source of nectar and pollen. It gets its name from the red juices that flow from the stems when the are broken.


For more information about this plant please visit the Ontario Wildflowers website


4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

Nursery (please call ahead) 519-662-2529 (office) or 519-272-3393 (cell)
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