Dicentra cucullaria - Dutchman’s Breeches
One of the first things to bloom in the early Spring has small white flowers. The foliage is light green and very finely cut almost resembles a fern frond. Enjoy this while you can in the spring because shortly after it blooms, which last about 2 or 3 weeks if the weather is good, the plant will die completely down as it goes dormant for the season. You might want to mark this someway in your garden so you do not disturb it during the season. Must have rich loose soil, preferably on the north side where the soil remains cool. Once it gets established it will slowly spread but be patient. Blooms resemble a pair of Dutchman's Breeches.
Shade, Rich Cool Soil, Early Spring, 6-18 in. Tall, Zones 3-8