Dentaria diphylla 'Bama Jama'

Bama Jama Perennial Toothwort

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Item #: 9461

Zones: 4a to 8b, guessing

Dormancy: Summer, Fall

Height: 6" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Shade

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

Dentaria diphylla 'Bama Jama' is unusual in that we discovered it in a seasonally flooded lowland in Calhoun County, Alabama, where it formed a huge 12' wide patch, growing with other wetland species like Trillium lancifolium. This was the first time I'd ever seen Dentaria diphylla in such a wet habitat. The leaves of Dentaria diphylla 'Bama Jama' are dark green, highlighted by silver veins with a very dark purple back. Dentaria diphylla 'Bama Jama' makes a 3' wide patch in 5 years, going semi-dormant in very late summer and returning in late winter/early spring when it is topped with 10" spikes of light lavender flowers.