Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Bloodroot that is twice as nice

A small gift from a friend has spread into a nice colony of brilliant white double-flowers followed by deep green leaves. If the Double-flowering Bloodroot isn't on your list of must have plants for the shade, you need to update your list.

The harbinger of spring in a woodland or shade garden.
Double-flowering Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis f. multiplex)

A close-up of the veins of Bloodroot shows the development of the red sap that gives this plant its name.

The same colony of Double-flowering Bloodroot from last year right at peak flowering.

2 comments:

  1. Love the emerging flower. Beautiful. How well do they divide? ;)

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  2. These are so pretty. I don't think I've seen them before, but I have lots of shade, so I need to find some!

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