How to grow and care for Toothwort Plant



The Toothwort plant is also known as crinkleroot, two-leaved toothwort or broad-leaved toothwort. The Toothwort plant is a woodland plant that is native to the eastern United States and Canada. The Toothwort plant really makes a colorful and attractive winter-growing groundcover in the garden. If you are really interested in growing toothwort plant in your own garden, just continue reading.  

The Toothwort plant (Dentaria diphylla) is a hardy plant suitable for growing in United States Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 through 8. This plant is an upright perennial plant that can reach a height of about eight to sixteen inches. (20-40 cm.). This plant distinctive palmate leaves are deeply cut and coarsely toothed. Insects like bees, butterflies and other important pollinators are drawn to the clusters of the delicate, white or pale pink flowers that rise on slender stems in springtime. 

The Toothwort plant emerges in autumn and it adds beauty to the landscape until it goes dormant in early summer. The Toothwort plant spreads by underground rhizomes, the plant is well behaved and not aggressive. Traditionally, the roots of the plants have been used to treat menstrual difficulties, nervousness and heart ailments.  

Steps on how to grow Toothwort plants
Make sure you plant the toothwort seeds in moist soil in summer. Also you can propagate toothwort by dividing mature plants. This plant is a woodland plant, it really needs a certain amount of sunlight and it does not do well in deep shade. Make sure you look for a planting site in light sunlight or dappled shade under deciduous trees. This plant thrives in rich, woodland soil. Nevertheless it tolerates a wide range of conditions, including sandy soil and clay soil. Toothwort plant, which is at its best in winter and early spring, will leave a bare spot in your garden when it dies down. Spring- and summer-blooming perennials plants will fill the empty space during its dormancy.

How to care for Toothwort plant
Unlike most native plants, this plant (Toothwort plant) care is uninvolved. All you need to do is to water them frequently, as the plant likes moist soil. Also a thin layer of mulch will really protect the plant roots during the winter months.

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