Locate this plant in a partially shady place, where it can receive the sunrays during the coolest hours of the day. During the period of vegetative rest, itís possible to take the bulbs or tubers out of the ground; the well cleaned and dried bulbs should be placed in a cool, dry and dark place; to be planted later on during the most indicated time of year.The Dutchman's breeches plant can be grown in the garden throughout the whole year. It doesn't fear cold weather and it bears very harsh minimum temperatures.
Generalities Dutchman's breeches
Growing they develop a round-shape shrub. Dutchman's breeches isn't an evergreen; during the spring it assumes a white colouring; the adult species are small in size and reach 15 cm in height. The Dutchman's breeches should be used for rock gardens,
Fertilization Dutchman's breeches
Letís add some organic fertilizer or humus to the soil, when planting our bulbous plants, in the spring or autumn; later letís remember to start fertilizing when the flowers are withering, using, every 15-20 days, a specific fertilizer for bulbous plants.
Watering Dutchman's breeches
We suggest watering pretty often and regularly, with 1-2 glasses of water ; we should always wait for the soil to be clearly dry between one watering and the other. During this time of year usually it is necessary to irrigate every 1-2 weeks . To avoid that the bulb or tuber should become rotten, we must remember to avoid excessively abundant waterings, which keep the soil wet for a long time.
Treatments Dutchman's breeches
The spring weather, with a high temperature swing between the day and night hours, and pretty frequent rains, can favour the development of fungus diseases, which should be treated pre-emptively with a systemic fungicide, to use before the gems grow excessively; at the end of the winter we also suggest a wide range insecticide to prevent the attack of aphids and cochineals. We should always remember to do these treatments when there aren't flowerings in the garden.
Soil Dutchman's breeches
These bulbous plants favour fairly heavy, averagely drained, not too humid, soils.
Notes - Dutchman's breeches
Seeing the quite contained development itís possible to grow these plants in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.