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Squirrel Corn Plant

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$5.99
Bloom Color
White,
Bloom Season
Spring,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Sun & Shade,
Usage
Flower Gardens & Beds, Flowering,
Usage
Flower Gardens & Beds, Flowering,

Reviews (5)

  • 5
    Love them

    Posted by Joe on 3rd Apr 2017

    Love these plants when in bloom and they give a garden a very unique look

  • 5
    Good Customer Service

    Posted by Dan Lacy on 3rd Apr 2017

    Customer service was very helpful with all my questions

  • 5
    Very pleased they are healthy

    Posted by Liza Adams on 1st Apr 2017

    After seeing the box you would understand why I say I am surprised, the box was damaged but the plants seem healthy

  • 5
    Doing well

    Posted by Austin on 1st Apr 2017

    Doing well after 3 weeks of weird up and down weather

  • 5
    Fantastic

    Posted by Michael, TX on 1st Apr 2017

    It has been a good experience all around

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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.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Description

Squirrel Corn-Dicentra Canadensis

Squirrel Corn Plant is a beautiful herbaceous perennial plant that grows along the ground of most hardwood forests in the eastern US. The leaves are dark green and white to pale pink heart-shaped flowers bloom on low stems in the early spring, usually beginning in April and lasting through May.

Squirrel Corn is the close cousin of  Dutchman's Breeches (D. cucullaria) a plant with similar characteristics. The foliage is nearly identical but Dutchman's Breeches blooms earlier and its flower is less heart-shaped, but like inflated pantaloons of Dutch tradition. These plants commonly grow in the same regions and can often be found next to each other in the same beds.  

Squirrel Corn grows at a leisurely pace, allowing it to be used for edging and ground cover in landscaping because it will not quickly take over and strangle other plants. 

In the garden, Squirrel Corn Plant generally grows about six inches high, though wild it may be up to 12 inches.

Care should be taken, however, to wear gloves while working with these plants. The leaves are known to contain skin irritants. Squirrel Corn is a beautiful addition to any garden. Squirrel Corn is named for the root system of the plant that resembles an ear of corn. Mice and chipmunks are known to transplant the tubers.

Squirrel Corn is best planted with ferns and other ground plants to ensure that it does not receive too much sunlight.

It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) or semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

Squirrel Corn plant can be used as a diuretic or a tonic.  This plant is used to treat syphilis and scrofula.  It has also been used to treat menstrual problems in women.  This plant needs to be used under the supervision of a professional herbalist or physician as it can cause skin irritation.

     

 

Squirrel Corn Plant

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