is a member of the Papaveraceae Family; its common name
of Hearts' is
a cross between the Japanese species Dicentra peregrina
and two North American species, the Western D.
and the Eastern D.
It has a long flowering season with us, flowering from
mid April into late November.
foliage makes a dome of blue-green fernlike leaves to
20cm in height, this makes a lovely foliage plant; but
with its heart shaped rosy-pink flowers in clusters on
stems rising 20cm above the foliage turns this into a
wonderful garden worthy plant. In our garden
itís growing in a shady corner bed of rich moist well
drained soil as it wonít take sun and drought.