Known as Dutchman’s breeches, these graceful white flowers are reminiscent of the cloth pants worn by men in the early centuries.
The early spring flower stems shoot up from lacey green-grey leaves that have an almost fern-like appearance. Suitable for moist woodland gardens, these unique plants would be best as background interest, as the foliage dies back in the hot summer months.
Source: grown from seed originally from Minnesota. Prairie Moon Nursery.
Dicentra cucullaria (Dutchman's breeches)
SIZE AND POT INFORMATION:
More details coming in May
type: herbaceous perennial sun needs: shade water needs: average, moist height: 12" plant spacing: 4/sq ft bloom time: April, May bloom color: pink
good plant companions
wild ginger, spring beauty, columbine, bloodroot, eastern trout lily, wild leek
deer resistant (please note that does not mean deer proof)