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Dutchman's Breeches

Dicentra cucullaria

Ferny mound of blue-green foliage bears stalks of clustered pantaloon-shaped fragrant flowers.


Bloom Time:

Blooms spring

Mature Height:

8-10 In

Hardiness Zone:

3-8 Find your zone


Partial Sun,Full Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Begin at 55-65° F to promote new root growth and break dormancy. Keep evenly moist but not overly wet. Provide 50% shade once plants are actively growing. Plants generally finish in 6-8 weeks based on growing conditions. This native plant goes completely dormant by mid summer.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining organically rich potting soil. Handle carefully, bulblets separate easily. Cover with 1" soil, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow native woodland plant in moist, humus-rich soil.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.