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Dicentra cucullaria

Dutchman's breeches

A great ephemeral to start the spring, this surprising little plant forms mats in the early season, which grow, bloom and begin dying back before the majority of summer flowers have gone much past groundbreak. Best located in shade to partial shade to maintain the longest bloom.

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Height: 3-5 in
Spread: 6-8 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-8


Bloom Color: White

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Ecoregion
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
Ornamental Interest
Spring Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Attracts Bees
Tolerance
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Additional Attributes
Spring Ephemeral


North American Distribution


Dutchman's breeches - Dicentra cucullaria from Native Plant Trust
Dutchman's breeches - Dicentra cucullaria from Native Plant Trust
Dutchman's breeches - Dicentra cucullaria from Native Plant Trust