- Dutchman's Breeches - Dicentra cucullaria Hardy Planting Zones- 3-7 Sun or Shade – Part Shade to Full Shade Mature Height - 4-12" Mature Width - 6-12" Bloom Season – March - May Gardener Status - Beginner
Dutchman Breeches – Dicentra cucullaria. Dutchman Breeches is a perennial herbaceous plant that owes its common name to its white or pink flowers that resemble little breeches hanging upside down. Dutchman Breeches is native to the United States, and most populations occur in the eastern half of the country. Some communities, however, can be found in the Pacific Northwest. Dutchman Breeches generally blooms in the early spring, from March to April. It can grow in just about any type of light from the sun to shade. It does best in moist soils that are neutral or mildly acidic. It grows best in soils that resemble hummus, but it can tolerate limestone.
Dutchman's Breeches is an early spring blooming plant. It will flower in April or May depending on the climate. The upside-down flowers that hang from stems look like Dutchman's Breeches or trousers that were commonly worn by the Dutch. Dutchman's Breeches flowers are pale white on the inside and pale yellow on the outside. The flowers will attract bees and even butterflies to your garden. Its foliage is also attractive and looks grayish green. The Dutchman's breeches plant makes an excellent addition to flower gardens because of its unique flower shape and pale-yellow color. It is a low plant with attractive foliage as well that will look good around surrounding other flowers. Dutchman's breeches will also help accentuate more colorful flowers and plants in your garden.
Dutchman's Breeches are beautiful wildflowers when in bloom. They will have small white and pink colored flowers. This wildflower is one that will not grow a lot during the summer months and will go dormant. Dutchman's Breeches will thrive in moist and well-drained soils. This plant is tolerant to clay and rabbits. It can have white or pink blooms. Dutchman's Breeches has a blooming time through March. It is vulnerable to aphid infestation. This plant grows best in partial to full sun. Dutchman's Breeches is the same type as a bleeding heart. Dutchman's Breeches is a native plant to Nova Scotia and can also be found growing in North Carolina. This plant will grow great in soil that has medium moisture and well-drained soils. Dutchman's Breeches will bloom and will have long stems with white/pinkish blooms, and the flowers will resemble pantaloons. This plant can be found growing around streams, woodland areas, and valleys.