We love the amazing winter flowering toothworts of the former genus, Dentaria. The latest taxonomic work moves these into the genus Cardamine, which means quite a few tag changes here at the gardens. It’s fascinating that more native plant nurseries don’t have a better offering of these amazing plants.
Flowering below this week are two of our collections from a botanizing expedition to Arkansas a few years earlier. The first is a very nice, compact form of the native Dentaria laciniata from Yell County. Below that is a new, un-named species that we discovered in Montgomery County, Arkansas.
Both of these are summer dormant? If so what winter dormant/summer growing plant combination do you recommend?
The would be perfect with hostas, cypripedium, arisaema, amorphophallus, curcuma, tricyrtis, and later emerging epimediums.