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Dicentra canadensis

Also called Turkey Corn


Dicentra canadensis - Squirrel Corn - Chris Evans, River to River CWMA, Bugwood.org

More About Dicentra canadensis

  • AKA Bicuculla canadensis, Corydalis canadensis, Diclytra canadensis
  • Greenish-white, heart-shaped flowers appear on arching stems above the foliage
  • Some flowers may have a mauve tinge
  • Flower stems bear 3-12 flowers per stem
  • Finely divided, bluish-gray, delicate, fern-like leaves
  • Plants will go dormant early to midsummer
  • Very similar to Dicentra cucullaria
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario


The root tubers resemble corn kernels, hence its common name.

Zone:

4

Height:

25-30 cm

Spread:

25-30 cm

Colour:

White

Squirrel Corn Growing and Maintenance Tips

Dicentra canadensis grows in a moist, fertile, humus, rich, neutral to slightly alkaline soil, in partial to full shade. These plants to go into dormancy usually early to midsummer.

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Dicentra canadensis Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Fragrant
Fragrant
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Spring
Early Spring

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Blue
Gray

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Woodland/woods edge

 Suitable Substitutions for Dicentra canadensis

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