More popularly named Blood Root for its tuberousexude a thick blood-like liquid when cut or damaged. This rather lovely plant enjoys almost full shade and a soil containing plenty of mould. It may be planted on a rockery, under shrubs, or under woodland conditions when it will bear its large white -like blooms throughout May.
Its pale green foliage offset by its pure waxy white blooms make a most attractive combination and growing well in a town garden this plant should be far more popular. Plant in October, placing the tuber-likeabout 2 in. deep. A handful of coarse sand should be placed round each at planting-time and a peat mulch every October will be appreciated.
I know but a single species, Sanguinarea canadensis. It carries its blooms on 6-in.. There is also a rare double form which I have not yet grown, but which is said to be extremely beautiful.