Dicentra - sowing broken hearts
Dicentra is popularly known as Broken Heart. The Dicentra is a wonderful spring blossomer and takes its name from the form of its flowers, which look like broken hearts. When you turn the attractive pink flower leaves around and carefully pull them apart, they also look like a lady taking a bath. Therefore, in the UK Dicentras are also known as Lady in a Bath , or Bleeding Heart. Dicentras are perennials and the best location to sow them is in moist soil with partial shade.
Dicentra - extremely popular
Koeman Garden Centre sells the extremely popular pink Dicentra Spectabilis but also Dicentra Alba, the white variant. The Dicentra is simple to grow and blossoms in May/June with a rich flowering and wonderfully delicate fern-like foliage. This is especially beautiful in spring, when your garden starts to wake up from its hibernation and the plants start to sprout. The Dicentra is a great asset to your garden.