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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Canada puccoon bloodroot
red puccoon bloodwort cornroot Indian paint Red Indian paint snakebite sweet slumber tetterwort turmeric
Sanguinaria are rhizomatous herbaceous perennials with kidney-shaped, lobed blue-green leaves and cup-shaped white flowers opening with the leaves in spring
S. canadensis is a rhizomatous perennial with fleshy underground stems that exude red sap when cut. As the blue-grey leaves unfurl in spring, it bears white-petalled flowers with yellow anthers. Petals are sometimes pink or grey-flushed on the reverse. Leaves are rounded with scalloped edges
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or East-facing or South-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in sun or semi-shade in humus-rich, well-drained soil, such as a woodland garden
Propagate by division in autumn or spring or by propagate by seed in autumn; germination can be erratic over the following 2 years
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pests Generally trouble-free
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