Dicentra

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Daisy

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Dicentra
« on: April 17, 2014, 08:34:45 AM »
My daughter posted a tiny piece of Dicentra spectabilis root to me during the winter. It was so tiny and dry, I wasn't going to bother planting it. However, I put it under the orange tree just to give it a chance.
Here it is to-day.

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How it will fare in the heat of the summer, I have no idea.
But at least it has a chance.
Daisy :)
Amateur gardener, who has gardened in Surrey and Cornwall, England, but now has a tiny garden facing north west, near the coast in north east Crete. It is 300 meters above sea level. On a steep learning curve!!! Member of both MGS and RHS

Trevor Australis

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Re: Dicentra
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2014, 01:26:55 AM »
Good Luck. I think you will need it. I've planted heaps of Dicentra but all have expired after a few years. As Summer growing plants they need Summer rainfall; we don't have that and they seem not to find our tap water palatable!
M Land. Arch., B. Sp. Ed. Teacher, traveller and usually climate compatible.