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Directory of Wildflowers

Dutchman's Breeches
Dicentra cucullaria

Dutchman's Breeches
Dutchman's Breeches

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
6 - 12 Inches
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 7 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
White
 
Bloom Season
March - April
 

Features

White flowers that resemble pantaloons hanging upside down; deeply cut, ferny foliage.

Culture

Full to partial shade; moist, well drained sites.

Notes

Found in moist, shaded sites. Goes dormant in early summer (foliage dies down).