Dutchman’s Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)

Dutchman’s Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)

A woodland flower for shady spots. Blooms in early spring and goes dormant the rest of the year. Great for shady borders next to lawns and sidewalks where a short plant is needed.


Sun:    Shade
Moisture:    Medium, Medium-Wet
Height:    12 inches
Blooms:    April, May
Color:    White
Spacing:    6-12″
Zones:    3-7
Benefits:    Pollinators

Design Tips

Dutchman’s Breeches is a tidy plant that goes dormant after blooming. Can get easily overwhlemned if planted by taller, aggressive plants.

Companion Plants

Ivory Sedge
Jacob’s Ladder
Wild Blue Phlox
Star Sedge