One of the first woodland wildflower to appear in spring, the delicate white flowers and lacy blue-green foliage of Dutchman's Breeches announce the end of winter! Dicentra cucullaria grows in any well-drained soil with a modicum of humus. It actually thrives on shaded rocky limestone hillsides, and will grow in cracks in the rock where a bit of soil has accumulated. Plants goes dormant in late spring, making way for summer and fall-blooming wildflowers. Hardy to Zones 3 – 7.