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Bare Root Dutchman's Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)

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Hardy, early-spring blooming native perennial
Description:  Small white and yellow flowers lined up on stalks somewhat resembling pantaloons on a clothesline. The finely cut foliage is also desirable.
Culture:  Prefers partial sun and good drainage. Plant the bulbs just below the soil surface.
Habit:  Plants grow 6 to 10 inches high and 8 to 12 inches wide.
Hardiness:  Cold hardy to USDA Zone 2
Origin:  North America

This choice native perennial grows in abundance along the alluvial slopes of Monticello mountain, often in association with Virginia Bluebells.  It was likely first brought into cultivation during the early nineteenth century.  The plant grows from small bulbs and goes dormant quickly after flowering, often spreading seed to increase the colony in future seasons.

This plant will ship bare root.  Grade: #1 

Bare root planting tips:

~  If you can't plant immediately, store your plant in a cool location and keep the roots moist or pot in a container with a nursery potting mix from your local garden center.
~  Before planting, let the roots soak for several hours as you prepare the site.  You'll want to dig a large enough hole so the root mass can spread out and the plant is at the same soil level as when it was growing in the nursery.
~  Once planted, water it in well and wait a month before fertilizing.  Mulching will help to maintain moisture and raise soil temperatures for faster growth.

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