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Squirrel Corn Plant

Low wholesale prices on large quantity purchases of 100+ plants
$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,
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Reviews (10)

  • 5
    squirrel corn

    Posted by Heather Bradon on 27th Aug 2019

    These arrived in great shape and packaged nicely. I got them planted.. Can't wait to see what they look like in the spring.

  • 5
    squirrel corn

    Posted by Debra Jeacson on 26th Aug 2019

    The blooms on this plant are very unique and beautiful. Looks great in my gardens! Very pleased with this plant.

  • 5
    Squirrel Corn

    Posted by Carleigh Diaz on 15th Aug 2019

    These are so remarkable. Got a lot of compliments on them. Very easy to grow and care for.

  • 5
    Squirrel Corn

    Posted by Kayla Echerds on 15th Aug 2019

    The blooms on this plant are very unique and beautiful. Looks great in my gardens! Very pleased with this plant.

  • 5
    corms looked very healthy

    Posted by pat on 8th Jul 2019

    planted same day

  • 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

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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 For Sale Affordable, Grower Direct Prices Tennessee Wholesale Nursery

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. 

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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.

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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 

While parts of it may suggest otherwise, Squirrel Corn is not an edible plant as the name would suggest. Dicentra canadensis, as it called scientifically, is so named due to the delicate white flowers it sports. There are two earlike protrusions with heart-shaped bases and gently curling edges, the combination of which culminates in a flower that resembles a squirrel mid-leap. The delicate shape of the 3/4 inch blossoms on even shorter stamens and thin ruffles along the edges. The small clusters of bulbs are yellow in color and tightly packed together. Which makes them resemble the ears of corn and explains the second half of Squirrel corn's common name. Squirrel corn's leaves are fernlike both in their blue-gray coloring and the smooth, finely separated shape. With a triangular outline and a smooth surface, these often powdery or waxy leaves It is a springtime plant, flowering and at its greenest in the spring and becoming dormant in the summer, fall, and winter months. Eastern North America is where the Squirrel Corn makes its home, with its native habitat being deciduous woodland. Rich soil and rocky ground make the best and preferred habitat for Squirrel Corn. Related to the Bleeding Heart, this flowering plant is a perfect and unique addition to any garden.