Every spring, a small, white, puffy flower explodes on the shady north side of my garden – and every year, it’s pure excitement, all over again. It never fails, and it never fails me.
In fact, this double version of the native Sanguinaria canadensis has multiplied constantly, ever since it came as a gift from Cold Climate Gardening blogger Kathy Purdy.
It’s variously called Sanguinaria canadensis f. multiplex ‘Plena’ [Ed: link updated] or S. canadensis ‘Flore Pleno’ – by any name, though, it calls to me each spring. How about you?