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I was giving a plant a lovely plant, called dicentra spectabilis, before i google thought i would ask on here, does it need south facing garden? Dont know anything about it really, no idea if its hardy or not?

Thank you in advance x



  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,397

    Very hardy, I don't grow mine in full sun, they're very fleshy and I don't think they'd be happy.

  • i have south facing front with shade at the fence, my back is north dont get sun at all round the back, would i be safer plnting it at the fence, it does get some sun as sun moves round but not very much?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,397

    Not very much sun would be fine though it would do OK on the north side.

    If you want to google it, call it Lamprocapnos spectabilis. The name changers have been around that family. 

  • Ok thank you nutcutlet for your help, off to google and see what i find xxx

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,944

    Mine is in full sun all day, just started flowering and been there for 3 years.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Looked on the RHS site, it says good for east, west nothiing about north or south, i think i might put it out back, as the back is north and i have no plants at all in back, hope i dont lose it. xx

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,360

    I grow several different types, all in varying degrees of shade, including a lovely white one [ forgotten name ] in almost complete shade.

    Worth remembering that most die down in summer, so try and remember where you have planted them.

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  • Thaank you, this is the mistake i always make, plant and forget where ive planted. Thanks guys appreciate all the help on this forum xx

  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,681

    Have a pink in shade and just planted a white in shade too.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
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