Dutchmas Breeches 3 For $14.99

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Dutchmas Breeches 3 For $14.99 Description

Dutchman's Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)


Dutchman's Breeches: Dicentra cucullaria, or Dutchman's Breeches or Dutchman's Britches, is a perennial wildflower. This North American native species prefers the cooler USDA growing zones from New England to the Great Lakes and midwestern regions.


Dicentra cucullaria takes its unique common name from the tiny white flower, which appears similar to a pair of traditional Dutch pantaloons hanging on a clothesline.


These plants are a cottage classic, beloved by many gardeners for their casual good looks and charming flowers.


Where to Plant Dutchman's Breeches


Dutchman's breeches love filtered sun or partial shade. They will tolerate shade, but they will not bloom as profusely. They prefer loosened, fertile soil and about an inch of water each week. However, they do not like standing water, so ensure the planting site provides adequate drainage.


Dutchman's Breeches are lovely planted in these locations:


  •      Rock garden
  •      Shade garden
  •      Mass planting
  •      Flower bed
  •      Fairy garden
  •      Cottage garden


This plant is good-natured and will perform well as long as you select a good spot to plant it. They are rabbit-resistant and deer-resistant--always a bonus.


The Graceful, Casual Appeal of Dutchman's Breeches


The leaves of Dicentra cucullaria are soft, showy, and silvery green. Each leaf can reach six inches long and has a fern-like appearance.


The plant's stems are brown or rust and form a lovely arch as the flowers develop and add weight.


The flowers cultivated by TN Nursery are white, and they often have a hint of blush pink to accentuate their loveliness. They have two petals, each forming a "pants leg" of the Breeches. The pink variety of this plant carries the common name bleeding heart, as some think the flowers look like delicate hearts dangling from the stems.


Order Your Dutchman's Breeches From TN Nursery Today


TN Nursery suggests Dutchman's Breeches for gardeners who want a charmingly rustic flower with luscious greenery. Order your plants from us today--we dig our bare-root plants fresh to ensure plant health.




Reviews (11)

  • 4

    Posted by Bridgette on May 22, 2016

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

  • 5
    Good quality

    Posted by Adam Stampler on May 13, 2016

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


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.

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