Dutchman's Breeches

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$8.99
Bloom Color
White,
Bloom Season
Spring,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Sun & Shade, Full Shade,
Exposure
Sun & Shade, Full Shade,
Usage
Flower Gardens & Beds, Flowering,
Usage
Flower Gardens & Beds, Flowering,

Reviews (6)

  • 5
    Dutchmans Breeches

    Posted by Faith Nordby on 31st Jul 2018

    These flowers have so many uses and are a great addition to any garden.

  • 4
    Love them

    Posted by Joan on 2nd Apr 2017

    Absolutely love the unique blooms that this flower gives. They are amazing

  • 5
    Good plant

    Posted by Sheila Grooms on 1st Apr 2017

    Hardy and a strong grower. Please with my plants and I will be a returning customer.

  • 5
    Good quality

    Posted by Teresa on 22nd May 2016

    My plants were in great shape and are doing awesome.

  • 4
    Cute

    Posted by Bridgette on 22nd May 2016

    These blooms always make me smile because my son calls them pirate pants.

  • 5
    Good quality

    Posted by Adam Stampler on 13th May 2016

    These are really small 4" seedlings. Mine bloomed the 1st month

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

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Ships Year Round

Description

Dutchman’s Breeches - Dicentra cucullaria

Dutchman's Breeches - Dicentra cucullaria. The Dutchman's Breech is a wildflower that is native to eastern North America. It typically grows on forest floors, rocky woods, slopes, ledges, valleys, ravines and along streams. The name "Dutchman's Breeches" comes from their white flowers that resemble white breeches. The white flowers do not produce any fragrance and each flower has two yellow lobes at the base that open up like wings. The plant typically grows to 12" tall and has finely divided, fern-like, bluish or grayish green leaves. The Dutchman's Breech tends to bloom in the early spring (from March to May) and typically thrive in rich, medium moisture, well-drained soil.
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Dutchman Breeches plant leaves that can be used in a couple of ways. 

These leaves can be crushed into a paste-like substance and can be used to keep muscle limber.  The plant also has alkaloid that helps with the nervous system and is often used in essential oils to treat tremors and paralysis. Dutchman’s breeches are part of the Papaveraceae family and are native to Nova Scotia, North Carolina West to Kansas.  Dutchman’s breeches are easily recognized and commonly grows on slopes, valleys, along streams, rocky woodlands and along forest floors. These plants will go dormant in summer, so it is not considered as a good border plant for your garden. Dry soils will speed up the dormant process; it is tolerant of clay soils and rabbits. It blooms its white flowers with a slightly pinkish tinge in March, its shape is said to almost resembling pantaloons which is why it’s called Dutchman’s breeches.  These are unique flowers as they appear on the plant during the spring.  They provide gorgeous color and look amazing in gardens and natural areas.  These plants also do very well when planted in large containers.  They display a very natural look and feel as they grow and provide a gorgeous appearance during the early part of spring. 

Dutchman's Breeches are very easy to grow and maintain and are an unusual choice for all homeowners.

 

 

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