Dutchman's Breeches (Dicentra Cucullaria) is a charming perennial wildflower. It is a native species to the United States and is cold-hardy, even in some of our most frigid regions. It will thrive in USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 7.
They get their unique name from petite white flowers, which suspend from a thin green stem. Each blossom appears like a pair of heritage Dutch pants hanging on a clothesline.
Caring for these Plants:
This plant prefers partial shade or filtered sunshine. Although it will be a lovely green plant in full shade, the flowers will not bloom without the beneficial sunlight. They also need de-compacted, well-draining, fertile soil and an inch of water weekly. You will have an excellent plant to enjoy if you find that perfectly part-shade spot to pant them.
Dutchman's Breeches Are a Cottage Garden Classic Flower
These flowers are a long-time favorite, thanks to their casual charm. Install this species in your shade, rock, or cottage garden. You'll undoubtedly enjoy this flower wherever you plant it.
The plant gives your garden great color even when the little breeches are not blooming. The leaves are a cool-toned green with a silvery undertone, can reach up to 6" long, and appear similar to a fern frond. They are full, lush, and very pretty. The white or cream flowers each have two petals forming the shape of trouser legs...or "breeches."
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Dutchman's Breeches have a lovely, rustic look with creamy white flowers and lush foliage. When you order your plants from Wholesale Nursery, you will receive your shipment right at your door and ready to plant. We take pride in delivering the healthiest and best plants--perennials, mosses, ferns, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees, and more. We are a one-stop shop for gardeners--order from us today.
I have planted the Dutchman's Breeches and they are healthy and growing. I could tell they were alive and vibrant when they arrived (bare root). I am hopeful they will thrive.
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A very resilient plant of mine just in my frontyard, I have this for two years already.
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These plants from very strong stalks, and work very well.
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