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Bleeding heart vine Dicentra Scandens 'Athens Yellow'

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Bleeding heart vine  Dicentra Scandens  'Athens Yellow'



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How sweet, I have only ever seen the pink and mauve ones. Such unusual shape. Is it a vine?

30 Jul, 2008

 

I've never seen a yellow one either. Its great!

30 Jul, 2008

 

Yes, this is a perennial vine to zone 7b. It starts to bloom in June and continues until first frost in November. That's a very long time for a perennial !

1 Aug, 2008

 

Pardon my ignorance - where is zone 7b? Plant sounds wonderful flowering all that time.

1 Aug, 2008

 

Zone mapping here in the USA, is a standard measure for how cold our region will get on average in the winter, zone 7b means that we shouldn't have a extended period where it gets below 10 degrees F ( -15 to -12C). Most all plants sold here, come with zone hardiness information, along with light,water,and soil type preference for each plant on a tag attached to the pot. Hope this makes sense, I'm not very good and explaining things.It's probably done much different where you live. Hope this helps !

2 Aug, 2008

 

Thanks for the explanation, F1crazy! No, our plants just say 'fully hardy, frost tender' or something similar. In the RHS books (Royal Horticultural Society) they use a star symbol (1-3 stars plus a frost tender symbol) next to the explanation of each plant, so if it gets 3 stars, then it should be fully hardy.

2 Aug, 2008

 

Lovely colour, haven't seen this shade before.

9 Aug, 2008

 

Hello haven't seen this Dicentra before, leaves are different and cool lemon colour .

All your photographs really nice. Thank you for your comment - by the way my photo was luck (honest) - I only have a cheap camera the macro setting is always a bit hit and miss had to try several times to get it right.

29 Aug, 2008

 

Thanks Brian, that's very nice of you to say. Trust me, I take several pictures of the same thing too, everytime I go out into the yard, it increases my chance of getting a decent photo . That's one of the wonderful things about digital cameras, you just erase the ones you don't like, no more paying to have pictures developed that you don't like !

30 Aug, 2008



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