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!

1 comment:

Ann, aka Amateur Bot-ann-ist said...

I like that combo a lot. The really fine and delicate leaves of the Dicentra look great.