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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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