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Plants for mediterranean gardens => Perennials => Topic started by: Hilary on April 09, 2020, 07:00:39 AM

Title: Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'
Post by: Hilary on April 09, 2020, 07:00:39 AM
Dicentra spectabilis ’Alba’

Another plant seen in Royal Botanic Garden Madrid, April 2018

According to various sources on the Internet this plant likes shaded areas

I have not been able to find a reference to this plant in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN but Dicentra formosa is mentioned a few times

Go to THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 74, October 2013 and read AUTUMN IN A CALIFORNIA GARDEN by Katherine Greenberg

There are some photos of this garden here
Title: Re: Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'
Post by: Fermi on April 09, 2020, 12:19:34 PM
It's a lovely thing but not one I've been brave enough to try here! It looks too delicate and I couldn't succeed with it even when I was in Melbourne.
I see the taxonomists have been at it again and renamed it Lamprocapnos spectabilis!