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Dutchman's Breeches

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    Year Round
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  • plant zone
    3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • plant exposure
    Partial - Full Shade
  • plant category
    Perennials, Natives



Dutchman’s Breeches 

 Dutchman’s Breeches are also known as Dicentra Cucullaria. They grow on the eastern coast of the United States. They are versatile because they can grow in places where other plants cannot. Most perennials only prefer flat land, but Dutchman’s Breeches does the best on slopes or hillsides. They do well with moist soils or soils that are well drained. They are small growers and only produce around 12 inches. It is not prone to diseases or insect problems. They prefer cooler temperatures of spring and will quit growing in the heat of summer. This plant is not ideal for a border around one's flowers due to the inability to thrive in the summer. Plant, this plant, mixed throughout other plants to ensure the best look. The blooms look like old-fashioned pantaloons which give it its name.

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Dutchman's Breeches haave small white flowers that grow clumped together for a full look. They produce the best in zones three to 7. The roots do not like dry soils such as clay. Planting them in mud or dry areas will stunt the growth. Making sure one follows the planting directions on this perennial is precautionary. The Dutchman's breeches (Dicentra cucullaria) is a perennial flower perfect as an accessory or focal point in all different kinds of gardens due to its unique and funny shape.  

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 When planting them, they are most often introduced into the ground as bulbs. To properly plant these bulbs, a gardener should be sure to place them somewhere in at least partial if not full shade. They thrive best in moist, well-drained soil that's partly acidic. They do best in warm climates and can adapt to most environments if given the time to settle in where they're planted.


Climate Zone: 3 to 7

Mature Height: 0.5 to 1 Foot

Mature Width: 0.5 to 1 Foot

Sunlight: Prefers Full Shade to Partial Shade

Soil Conditions: Prefers Medium Moisture Well-Drained Soils

Botanical Name: Dicentra cucullaria

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1.  Does Dutchman's Breeches spread?

A.  Dutchman's Breeches typically spread through the dispersal of seeds rather than by spreading through rhizomes or other vegetative means.

2.  Do deer eat Dutchman's breeches?

A.   Dutchman's breeches are generally not a primary food source for deer, deer can exhibit opportunistic feeding behavior and may consume a wide range of plants when other preferred food sources are scarce.


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dutchman's breeches

My plants arrived very well packaged with planting instructions Now, if they will grow.
Posted by dutchman's breeches on 13th Mar 2023

healthy bulbs arrived

I have never planted these before but have always thought them a pretty little flower. When I ordered them I didn't know they were only the size of pearl onions but am delighted that they are good, solid, healthy bulbs.
I'm having a tough time deciding where to put them in my very small yard but will be planting them tomorrow. I 'be finally settled on a nice shady spot. Can't wait to see them bloom in the Spring! Thank you.
Posted by Beejaycee on 14th Aug 2014
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