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Dicentra cucullaria


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Dicentra cucullaria is an ephemeral species with unusually shaped blooms that are long, waxy, and white with yellow tips.


Description:
This delicate species has unusually shaped blooms that are long, waxy, and white with yellow tips. The foliage is finely cut and grey-green. Found in eastern North America in rich moist woods, Dicentra cucullaria is an ephemeral species that goes dormant by early summer. This habit can be used to great advantage around hostas, rodgersias, hellebores and other plants with late emerging foliage since Dutchman’s breeches will be finishing its season just as these other plants are getting going.


Common Name: Dutchman’s Breeches

Family: Papaveraceae (The Poppy Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade

Height: 8-12"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Hummingbirds

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Rich, moist woods.

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Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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