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A relative of the Bleeding Heart, this plant has unique, fragrant flowers that look like breeches hanging upside down. They flower in early spring. The fern-like foliage is an attractive bluish green. Perfect for grouping in cool moist, shady areas, it will go dormant in hot summer weather.
Fragrant white and yellow flowers bloom in early spring Perfect for a woodland garden The sweet nectar attracts early bees Attracts butterflies and skippers Attractive fern-like foliage turns light yellow before going dormant
Found on humus-rich, acid to neutral soils. Tolerates limestone.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
The name Dutchman's Breeches comes from the shape of the flowers that look like a pair of breeches hung upside down.
This is a spring ephemeral which usually disappears from the garden by early summer. Best naturalized in woodland, wildflower or native plant gardens.