Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), packet of 30 seeds, Organic

$9.95

Family:  Poppy (Papaveracea)

Hardy to Zone 4 to 9

(Red Puccoon, Indian Paint, Tetterwort)  Spring ephemeral perennial native to the Eastern hardwood forest biome in the US.  Plant prefers shade garden or shade of hardwoods.  Bloodroot thrives both in deep, rich soils but will also grow on limestone outcroppings.  Traditional usage (TWM): expectorant, antimitotic, wart removal.  Bloodroot is one of the earliest blooming of all forest plants, the leaves are deeply lobed, characteristic, and quite handsome.  The plant makes strong, low-lying patches that live on for centuries.  I’ve known plants for 2 decades and they have only gotten more vigorous, while my human body begins to slow with age!  Sow the seed in a shaded pot or flat, or direct seed in the shade garden or woodlands.  Rake away all mulch, make a shallow furrow, plant the seeds 2 inches apart, cover with soil and tamp well, then rake the mulch back over the planting.  If growing in pots or flats, then mulch the surface.  Germination is usually in the first but sometimes in the second spring.  Seedlings look like little flat parasols.  Grow at close spacing for 2 years, then fall transplant the rhizomes to 6 inches apart.  Check my book “Growing At-Risk Medicinal Herbs”  for more info on growing bloodroot.

30 seeds/pkt., Organically Certified

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  1. Question

    Larry Ward

    Do you send seeds to Canada?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Yes, we send seeds to Canada.

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    • Therese (verified owner)

      Hey Richo Does the bloodroot seed need 30 days cold wet followed by 30 warm and cold again? Or should I just soak and plant them when they arrive? TY

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Therese,
      I’m not familiar with that pretreatment sequence for bloodroot seed. Our packet advises to plant as soon as the forest or shade garden soil cam be worked. If it is currently frozen, keep the seed packet in the fridge until the soil can be worked. Outdoor conditions much preferred over indoor growing–rake back the mulch, sprinkle in the seed, mark the spot with a stake and a tag and let it be until the seed comes up. “Growing At-Risk” gives an example of a 273 day induction period between planting and germination. Richo

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    • Therese (verified owner)

      Sounds good simple is better. I’ll have a spot ready for March planting in Ohio. Love the Herb Grower book. Started a tourtoga last fall to plant this spring. Thanks!

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    • John

      Do you send to the UK? If so, what is the postage cost, please?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi John, Since Brexit, we do ship to the UK. Shipping cost is going to be the same as what it costs us–around US $7.00 or more, and you will be able to review shipping charges before finalization.
      Richo

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    melinda.fox13

    when will this be available again?

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      Admin Richo Cech

      June 2019

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