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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Squirrel Corn Plants
The Squirrel Corn plant, whose botanical name is Dicentra Canadensis, is usually grown for its beautiful flowers. It is a spring ephemeral. The plant dies back after its blooming period; It is dormant during the summer, fall, and winter seasons. The perennial is native to eastern North America and grows in forests and woodlands. Besides its lovely blooms, Squirrel Corn is known for its unique shaped roots. At the roots’ end are yellow nodules that resemble corn on the cob.
The flowers are heart shape, similar to those of the bleeding heart. They are pinkish-white. The bloom is less than a half-inch wide and about an inch long. The spring-blooming plant has a considerably short blooming season. They start to bloom in April and end in May. The flowers’ stems are dark green, sometimes with a touch of brown, and point downwards. As the flowers begin to fade away, the leaves from the plant begin to take center stage.
Squirrel Corn Plants Thrives In Zones 4-9
The triangular leaves can be green with a hint of blue or gray. The bottom of the leaves is light green. They can grow to be about ten inches in length. They tend to divide multiple times, creating a lace pattern much like the fern. The surface of the leaves is smooth to the touch but has a waxy texture underneath. The plants grow to about a foot in height.
Squirrel Corn plants are easy to grow and perform best if grown in hardiness zones 4 through 7. The plants prefer shady or partially shady locations. Their soil preference is well-drained, moist, rich soil. It is essential to ensure that it does receive plenty of water during the spring when it is blooming and most active. Fertilizer can be added to the soil once a year if needed.
The Squirrel Corn plant makes a beautiful addition to any natural or woodland garden. It is the perfect plant for an ornamental garden. The plant will certainly add interest to any shade garden during the spring months. It tends to grow slowly, making it a perfect choice for a border plant or ground cover. Due to its slow growth, it will not become a nuisance plant and encroach upon other plants or take up a lot of space. Even though it only blooms for a short period, it is a beautiful focal point for any spring garden.