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Dicentra formosa 'Spring Magic'

Dicentra formosa 'Spring Magic'

Family:  Papaveraceae
Main Season:  Spring
Flower Colour:  Pink
Leaf Colour:  Blue/grey/silver
Foliage:  Deciduous
Position:  Shade
Soil Type:  Good, moist, humus-rich
Height:  15cm to 30cm (6" to 12")
Peat Free?  Not yet
Hardiness Guide:  RHS H5 minimum -10C to -15C
Pot Size:  9cm



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A new selection with grey foliage and masses of light pink fragrant flowers in spring and early summer.  Good soil in shade or part shade. 25cm.

Slowly spreading patches of ferny cut greyish foliage that sparkles with dew or light rain in late winter and spring.  Massed stems arching with bunches of mid-pink flowers from March until June or later if it stays moist.  Easy and hardy.  Usually winter dormant but early to emerge in late winter.

Most useful for groundcover in shady places, particularly if it dries out during the summer.  Dicentra formosa and it's forms are resistant to summer drought and will become summer dormant if it gets too dry.  Ideal under deciduous trees and shrubs where they will get plenty of rain and light overwinter and in early spring before getting shaded by summer.

From Adrian Bloom at Bressingham.