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pageparkpagepark Posts: 15
I would be grateful to know the name of the plant with the pink flowers. Thanks 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,516
    edited 28 April
    I think that’s Dicentra formosa … also called western Bleeding Heart. 😊 

    https://www.hardysplants.co.uk/perennials/dicentra-formosa
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  • pageparkpagepark Posts: 15
    Very helpful. Thanks. We've had it for years. Came from my father in law's garden. But good to know what it is 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,516
    It’s a lovely plant for woodland gardens. 😊 
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,474
    It has a new name now - Lamprocampnos [bit of a mouthful!]  but you'll still find the info under Dicentra.
    I only grow the  white ones, and they're superb for shady sites  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,718
    Fairygirl said:
    It has a new name now - Lamprocampnos [bit of a mouthful!]  but you'll still find the info under Dicentra.
    I only grow the  white ones, and they're superb for shady sites  :)
    My understanding is it is still Dicentra.
    It is just the large Dicentra spectabilis that have had the name change to Lamprocapnos spectabilis
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,474
    Apologies - I was thinking it was spectabilis that was being discussed.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,164
    I have a white D. Formosa with blue-ish foliage. It's a good filler in a semi-shady spot and does OK in dry soil too, but is more vigorous in damper conditions. I gave some to my Dad and it spreads more there. Here it is, coming up amongst the dying-down daffodils.

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