A perennial with many different popular names. Obviously theappeal to people’s imagination.
In half-wild plantations in partial shade; also in borders.
Humus-rich, nutritious soil.
By division or from.
Dicentra formosa: Height 20-30 cm; erect-growing flower stalks with pale-red flower clusters from early summer to mid autumn; tripinnate foliage. The easiest cultivated species combines well with purple and grey and has a prolonged flowering season.
: Height to 1 m; flowering season mid spring to early summer. The flower clusters are more pendent than in the previous species; the broken hearts hang straight down. The double three-fold foliage is blue green in colour. This species does not have such a prolonged flowering season and, after flowering, quickly becomes unsightly; it is therefore less suitable for the border. Beware of night frost.