One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Friday, May 11, 2012
Dicentra x 'King of Hearts'
King of Hearts is a complex hybrid between D. peregrina (Japanese) and two North American species. It holds that lovely dissected foliage through the growing season, reflowering sporadically. In this planting, Nathan has combined it with Asarum splendens (variegated ginger) and Athyrium nipponicum pictum (Japanes painted fern). It's a great combination of foliage colors and textures; the dicentra blooms make it perfect. I only hope we can keep the asarum from eating everything up!