Friday, April 09, 2010
This beautiful old fashioned plant (Dicentra spectabilis) graces many homes. I dont know why is has such a gory name though. The little flowers do look like perfect gorgeous, dangling hearts, but thats as close as it's appearance even hints at it's descriptive name. Mine is growing to the back of my house, mostly in the shade. It does get some direct morning sun. I showed pics previously of the foliage just starting thru the ground sporting magnificent fringed burgundy coloring. But then after is is up, it appears mostly green. It is a perennial that grows 24"-36" in height with gracefully arching branches.Hardy from zone 2-9. It is blooming right now in my zone. It is just starting to show its brilliant pink heart shaped blooms.