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Dicentra cucullaria

Dicentra cucullaria - Dutchman's Breeches

More About Dicentra cucullaria

  • Flower stalks bear a row of nodding, double, spurred, white flowers with yellow tips
  • Flowers rise above the foliage
  • Compact, clump forming, deeply divided, blue-gray leaves, up to 25 cm long
  • Plants will go dormant in early summer
  • Very similar to Dicentra canadensis
  • Bloom Time: Early spring

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Flowers look similar to a man's, close-fitting breeches, worn upside down, hence the common name.

Zone:

4

Height:

20-30 cm

Spread:

25-40 cm

Colour:

White
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Dutchman's Breeches Growing and Maintenance Tips

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


Dicentra cucullaria Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

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 cucullaria

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