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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone- Eastern North America
Bloom Season – March to May, the leaves will unfurl and go dormant in mid to late summer.
Bloom Color – It sprouts blue-green leaves four to eight inches wide, 8 to 12 white petals, and numerous yellow stamens.
Height at Maturity – Up to 20 inches
Soil Type Preferred – Prefers moist, well-drained soil, will grow in dry thickets and woods, and near water.
Sun or Shade – Glows best in the shade or part shade, but it needs sunlight in the spring for the flowers to open.
Also known as Sanguinaria Canadensis, it is a poppy family member known for its beauty and delicacy and functions as a groundcover plant.
It secretes red sap hence the name Bloodroot. A thick stem protrudes from the ground in early spring, containing the flower bud's leaf. Once unfolded, it reveals a flower that lasts just a few days, but the foliage remains until it goes dormant. The plant seeds are spread by and a favorite of ants that use them as a food source. Deer will also consume the plants in the early spring.
The white flowers the plant produces are a favorite of gardeners.
Native Americans used Bloodroot for its medicinal properties to remedy stomach and respiratory ailments. Modern herbalists continue to use the extract of Bloodroot for specific muscle, heart, lung, skin and dental issues, and even cancer. It is a dietary supplement generally consumed in liquid form or applied directly to the skin, but organic Bloodroot tea powder is also available. The plant has commercial uses as well. Bloodroot extract is added to toothpaste to give it anti-plaque and anti-bacterial properties. Native American artists have used the plant's red sap as a dye for their work.