Wildflowers forum: Bloodroot

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Name: Tom Cagle
SE-OH (Zone 6a)
Old, fat, and gardening in OH
Coppice
May 25, 2014 6:43 AM CST
Just to make sure I'm not forgetting anything.

I have some bloodroot to plant out at a weoodland site in laurelville OH.

I plan to work in some bark mulch into soil now so that it can start to decay, pending an autumnal plant-out.

Do I need to tinker with PH? As in add oystershell, sulfur?
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
May 25, 2014 2:45 PM CST

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Which is the scientific name your plant?
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Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
May 25, 2014 4:12 PM CST
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) is not sensitive to pH - most species aren't. It does well in highly alkaline garden soil here, as well as in the more acidic soils of eastern North America where it is native, so, offhand, I don't see why you'd try to change the soil pH (not that throwing in a little soil amendment would really have any lasting effect on the pH anyway). Smiling
Name: Tom Cagle
SE-OH (Zone 6a)
Old, fat, and gardening in OH
Coppice
May 25, 2014 4:51 PM CST
The Sapling-In-Chief wants a full and active(ly blooming) campground. especially in the wooded areas.

I also have some flask grown cypripedium that the grower does recommend adding some oyster shell to soil.
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
May 25, 2014 5:04 PM CST

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The Wildflower center has this info
http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SACA13
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