Blood Root

$5.99
(3 reviews) Write a Review

Reviews (3)

  • 5
    Blood Root

    Posted by Tiffany Jones on 28th Aug 2019

    They have beautiful blooms. They look great where I planted them.

  • 5
    blood root plant

    Posted by Lucille Arnold on 27th Aug 2019

    The shipping was fast and the packaging was great.

  • 4
    Plants

    Posted by Matthew Jackson on 15th Aug 2019

    These are the cutest little flowers.

Helpful Gardening Tips

Goes Well With

Shipping

Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Description

Blood Root is a paradoxical little flower

It is also called redroot, bloodwort, red puccoon, Indian red paint, sang-dragon, snakebite, and a dozen other based on minute variations of the region. Bloodroot is found in eastern North America and is the only species in its genus. Is it the closest relative? Snow poppies found only in China. The species appears with a wide variety of different shapes in both its leaves and its white, yellow-centered flowers, but its juice is always bright scarlet, hence its name.

 

Blood Root is the same property that means sanguinaria is being investigated as a cancer treatment

Investigations are inconclusive so far, but it's been used in alternative medicine for a long history. Native Americans historically applied it as a respiratory aid, and Colonial Americans used it as a wart remedy, a use likely at the heart of another of its names, tetterwort. It can be used to discourage dental plaque or treat a sore throat or poor circulation. The red juice means it can be used as a paint or dye, and even today it's a commercially used food additive.

 

Blood Root is also prized in specific capacities by gardeners

Double-flowered mutations are especially showy and last longer than the few days regular for sanguinaria flowers. They're considered lovely shade plants, which bloom in spring and look at home in woodland-like gardens and landscapes. Though their bloom time is short, bloodroot plants are relatively easy to collect seeds from, making them fun and easy to propagate, and they'll flower for years with little care. It needs to be handled carefully in the garden, however, due to the properties of the juice of its leaves and roots.

 

Bloodroot is surprisingly renowned as an experimental homeopathic cancer treatment, despite minimal studying having been applied to its efficacy. It's most commonly associated with treating skin tumors, harkening back to its history of being used to treat skin conditions. When it comes to handling severe diseases, however, this plant is likely best left off the table in favor of proven remedies. As an odd treatment for moles and skin tags, though, it seems unlikely to vacate the pages of herbalists' books anytime soon. 

Blood Root