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Dicentra and my growing genus.

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I have liked dicentra for many years and like many people started off with Dicentra spectabilis then I progressed to D. spectabilis alba.

This is a new one called Luxuriant. The foliage is nice too.

This lovely deep red is called ‘Baccanal’ and is thriving in deep shade.

This is ‘Spring Magic’, apparently a chance seedling found at Alan Bloom’s Foggy Bottom.

As yet I dont know what this one is called but today I noticed the blush of violet on the ends of the petals.

I could also show you Burning heart and Valentine but as both are just leaves at the moment I will wait until I have flowers to show.

Off to Harrogate flower show on Sunday, I wonder what I will bring home this time? Last year it was two epimediums, Artic snow and Amber queen.

More Dicentras? possibly , D.scandens? definitely.

this is Valentine just coming into flower. A definite red rather than then pink of the normal spectabilis.

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They are all lovely, I only have the common one but seeing yours I should like to add more.

12 Apr, 2011

 

Bloomer is going too, you might meet up!! Enjoy.

12 Apr, 2011

 

i cannot wait to go,will see what we find

13 Apr, 2011

 

These are gorgeous Seaburngirl. Hope you enjoy Harrogate ..always a fabulous show, but can be very cold sometimes !

13 Apr, 2011

 

I knew cinderella was going so I will look out for bloomer. which day are you going Ladybug/Judywolf?

I have never had a warm day in Harrogate even in the depths of summer :o) I will have layers on and sturdy/sensble shoes.

something [squirrel] has dug up my D. cuccularia grrrrr. it has quite a tuberous root so heres hoping it will resettle ok.

13 Apr, 2011

 

I was thinking of getting one for a 2ft x2ft space I have near the dining room door which gets the sun morning and evening.
Which one do you recommend I start with SBG.

13 Apr, 2011

 

Hi they are all beautiful. The one you dont know the name of is called Aurora. Lovely plant

13 Apr, 2011

 

Sadly I can't make it this spring but am hoping to get to the autumn show, so maybe if anybody is going then we could meet up ? Enjoy !

13 Apr, 2011

 

i can see why you love them Sea... i do to, lovely pics and hope you enjoy harrigate on saturday :o))

13 Apr, 2011

 

thanks for the name Lorettaf. I will add it to my plant profile.

I like the spectabilis when the arching flowers can be back lit, they positively glow. its about 2-3ft tall sometimes too. Easy to grow too Drc262.

I usually get to go in the autumn too Judywolf. I will try to enjoy Sanbaz :o)

13 Apr, 2011

 

Wonderful blog... such lovely varieties of dicentra... :o)

13 Apr, 2011

 

Such graceful plants Sbg, are they all quite large? My goldheart is a large plant, but I would love another from your selection if there was room:-)

16 Apr, 2011

 

spectabilis fills an area about 2ft by 21/2 ft tall I guess and it is the biggest of the ones I have. The spring magic is about 1ft tall but is spreading side ways by about 2ft. I suspect Luxuriant will be similar size.The formosa Aurora, the little white one is less than a ft tall and about 9" across at the moment.

Baccanal is like the spring magic for size and Valentine is a red form of the pinky spectabilis and looks to be similar size.

I am hoping to find more at Harrogate tomorrow :)

16 Apr, 2011

 

Ooooh goody plenty of room then:-)

17 Apr, 2011

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