Squirrel Corn

$5.99

What we ship: Click here to see what your bare root plants and trees will look like upon arrival. They will come up and bloom like product images shown.

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Reviews (4)

  • 5
    squirrel corn

    Posted by Natalie Holligsworth on 30th Aug 2019

    This is a wonderful addition to our yard.

  • 5
    squirrel corn

    Posted by Karen Underwood on 28th Aug 2019

    They have beautiful blooms. They look great where I planted them.

  • 5
    squirrel corn

    Posted by Lacy Halloway on 28th Aug 2019

    They have beautiful blooms. They look great where I planted them.

  • 5
    Plants

    Posted by Anna Adams on 15th Aug 2019

    Cute little flowers

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Description

Squirrel Corn is also known as Dicentra Canadensis

The leaves are dark green and white to pale pink heart-shaped flowers bloom on low stems in the early spring, usually beginning in April and last through May. Squirrel Corn grows at a leisurely pace, allowing it to be used for edging and ground cover in landscaping because it will not quickly take over and strangle other plants. It is best planted with ferns and other ground plants to ensure that it does not receive too much sunlight.

Squirrel Corn grows about six inches high, though wild it may be up to 12 inches

It is a pure plant to start in a cold frame, and the seedlings can then be transplanted in the spring. Care should be taken, however, to wear gloves while working with these plants. The leaves are known skin irritants. The majority of the plant is toxic, which is beneficial as there are no animals that will chew on and destroy it.

Squirrel Corn is named for the root system of the plant that resembles an ear of corn. This root has been historically used as a medicinal tonic to treat the symptoms of such ravaging diseases like tuberculosis (TB) and syphilis. Squirrel Corn is a close cousin of D. cucullaria, a plant with similar characteristics. The flowers of the two plants, however, tell them apart. Where the flower of Squirrel Corn is heart-shaped, those of Dutchman's Breeches resemble those old time riding trousers. These plants commonly grow in the same regions and can often be found next to each other in the same beds.

Squirrel Corn is a beautiful herbaceous perennial that grows along the ground of most hardwood forests in the eastern United States

Buy this plant at Tennessee Wholesale Nursery. This is a live plant for your flower garden. It will also do well in a natural area. It will thrive in moist and average soil conditions. This is a lovely plant when it is in bloom. It will also attract beautiful butterflies to your gardens.

 Squirrel Corn