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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 12, 2014

Q. Dutchman’s Breeches

I ordered a plant from a nursery and planted it under the shade of a large bush in a front garden. The first two years it came up, then disappeared. This year I have 2 but haven’t gotten any flowers. The plants are about 8 inches tall, which is taller than the past two years. Do they establish themselves for a few years or have I planted them in the wrong place? My gardens are irrigated every morning and have mulch. I hope you can help me, as my mother always had them and they remind me of her.

Answered by
Nikki on
November 30, -0001
Certified Expert

It may simply be an issue with fertilizer. Have the soil tested and work from there. Here is more information on growing these plants so you can ensure all their needs are being met:

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Asked by
Annetta48 on
June 6, 2016
Dearborn Heights, Michigan 48125

Q. planting Dutchman’s breeches

How deep should I plant the Dutchman’s breeches seeds?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 7, 2016

This is a difficult plant to start from seed.
Seeds must be fresh and need a warm moist period, following by a cool moist period.
Mix seeds with sterile medium and place in a sealed plastic bag in 80 degree location for 60 to 90 days.
Then place in the refrigerator for another 60 to 90 days before sowing.

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