Dentaria 'Green Snowflake'
Green Snowflake Toothwort
Item #: 11407
Zones: 4a to 8b
Dormancy: Summer, Fall
Height: 5" tall
Culture: Light Shade to Shade
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.
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One of our great, easy-to-grow, North American native plants rarely sees the light of day at garden centers, due to issues of size and timing. With underground storage organs the size of a pencil lead, and a season of interest from January through March, they'd never sell on a shelf of pansies. We think dentarias (aka: Cardamines) need a champion, hence our introduction of our latest named toothwort, Dentaria 'Green Snowflake'. This little toothwort appeared here at Juniper Level between our clumps of Dentaria heterophylla and Dentaria multifida, with characteristics of both parents. The 5" tall x 1' wide clumps of heavily dissected, purple-backed, pewter green leaves emerge in January (NC) and are topped, starting in early March with thin purple stalks of light mauvy bells. Dentarias are exquisitely cute in the rock garden, but remember that by late April, they'll be hibernating for the remainder of the season.