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