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Dutchman's Breeches

SKU: AM014041
per Bag of 3
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One of America's most famous wildflowers, Dutchman's Breeches is a small, wild version of Bleeding Heart, with creamy white flowers so named for their resemble to a pair of upside-down, hung-to-dry pants. Blooming in early spring, the delicate fern-like foliage lasts on, changing from a gray-green to pale yellow. A simple yet striking addition to the shade or woodland garden. (Dicentra cucullaria)
key features
Botanical Name
Dicentra cucullaria
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height
8-10" tall
Bloom Time
Early to mid spring


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.