Squirrel Corn

Exposure
Sun And Shade,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Planting Zones
4-8
Shipped As
Bare-root
Ships
5-7 Days
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Planting Zones 4-8
Usage
Flower Beds, Gardens, Landscaping,
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Description

Squirrel Corn (Dicentra canadensis)

 

Squirrel Corn: Dicentra canadensis, or Squirrel Corn, is a lovely perennial wildflower. TN Nursery recommends this North American native species for customers in the cooler USDA growing zones from the New England region across the Great Lakes, the upper south, and the midwestern areas.

 

Dicentra canadensis takes its unique common name from the little white flower, which dangles from its stem like a white nugget of corn.

 

These plants are perfect for a shade garden or cottage garden. Gardeners adore this species for its uncomplicated nature, good looks, and charming little flowers.

 

Where to Plant Squirrel Corn

 

Squirrel Corn will treasure a spot in filtered sun or partial shade. Although Dicentra canadensis will tolerate shade, it will not produce as many blossoms.

 

This perennial prefers de-compacted, fertile soil and about an inch of water per week. However, it does not tolerate standing water, so ensure the planting site provides sufficient quick drainage.

 

Squirrel Corn plants are lovely planted in these locations:

 

  •        Mass plantings
  •        Shade garden
  •        Rock garden
  •        Flower beds
  •        Cottage garden
  •        Fairy garden

 

This plant is relatively self-sufficient if you select the perfect semi-shade location and give it ample water, especially during summertime.

 

The Casual Charm of Dicentra canadensis

 

The leaves of the Dicentra canadensis plant are soft, showy, and a lovely dark green, with a fern-like appearance. Leaves may reach six inches long and have a full, lush look.

 

The plant's stems are burgundy or brown and form a graceful arch as the flowers develop, adding weight for them to bear.

 

The Squirrel Corn variety grown by TN Nursery has white flowers, and they often have a slight tinge of baby pink accentuating their delicate good looks. They have two petals that meet in the middle to form a heart shape. Some gardeners say this heart-shaped flower looks like a cute pendant dangling from a necklace.

 

Order Your Squirrel Corn From TN Nursery Today

 

TN Nursery suggests Squirrel Corn for gardeners who want a classic farmhouse flower with impressive greenery. We dig our plants fresh per order, ensuring healthy plants--order your plants from us today. 

Reviews (10)

  • 5
    Fantastic

    Posted by Michael, TX on Apr 01, 2017

    It has been a good experience all around

Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April