Dutchmas Breeches

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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.  

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