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Dutchman's Breeches

One of America's famous wildflowers, a small, wild version of Bleeding Heart with white flowers. (Dicentra cucullaria)
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Bag of 3
Price: $15.95
$5.32 / Per Root
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Details:

Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Plant Size: 6-12" tall, 6-12" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Early to mid spring
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Details
SKU 9DICG
Common Name Dutchman's Breeches
Botanical Name Dicentra cucullaria
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color White
Estimated Mature Height 6-12" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 6-12" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid spring
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Planting Season Fall
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ships to Canada No
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Description
This is the wild version of Bleeding Heart with white to rosy flowers arrayed along a stem, each one looking like a pair of pants, hung out to dry. Its a small plant, usually under one foot, much smaller than our garden variety Bleeding Hearts. Always a favorite with children and naturalists.
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        1.0

        Disappointed

        By Wildflower Pat

        from Cottage Grove, MN

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              Comments about Dutchman's Breeches:

              No growth seen on product. Arrived dry and appears to be dead. Unfortunately did not get back to company to complain so have not asked for replacements.

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              1.0

              very poor

              By donthaveone

              from Tallassee tn

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              • None

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              • Very Few Sprouts

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                Comments about Dutchman's Breeches:

                planted either 3 or 6 of each varity (dutchmans britches,white bleeding heart, pink bleeding heart, blue, and red cardinal flower) Only got about 5 sprouts.

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                1.0

                Sadly no grow....

                By Wild Plant Lady

                from Alexandria, VA

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                      Comments about Dutchman's Breeches:

                      I bought these 2 falls ago even with the low rating cause I can usually get anything to grow. However, only 1 took. I was holding out to see if maybe it came back better year 2 but didn't get anything (not even the 1 came back). I bought some regular bleeding hearts from walmart at the same time and they actually grew/are still growing so I don't think it's the location. Would have been cool to have but I don't think they are going to show up. I would still order from American meadows though because this is the first time ever that their product hasn't delivered. I currently have a 1 year old cone flower plant in a different location that is over 4ft tall. :0)

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Corms didn't grow (yet)

                      By Ken the mad gardener

                      from AuGres, Mi.

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                        • Hope you love gardening

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                          Comments about Dutchman's Breeches:

                          These are kind of hard to grow. I was told that the seeds and corms need a cold spell before they will grow. So, I planted them in augmented soil this spring, they didn't do anything yet maybe they will sprout this next spring having gone through a winter. They are a novelty item and are early and go dormant early also.

                           
                          1.0

                          all but one plant a no-show

                          By garden mom

                          from chicago, il

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                          Pros

                          • Arrived quickly
                          • Well-packed

                          Cons

                          • Plants didn't grow

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                            Comments about Dutchman's Breeches:

                            I planted 6 Dutchman's Breeches plants at the same time I planted some Bleeding Hearts, in the same area. The Bleeding Hearts all came up this year and look great. Only 4 of the 6 Dutchman's Breeches plants came up and of those, 3 quickly withered away. The one remaining plant is still there, but it seems to have stopped growing, although it looks healthy. Altogether, a disappointing experience.

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                            Shipping

                            Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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                            As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

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