Plant Base Online (beta)

botanical name:
Dicentra formosa
Dicentra formosa © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Dicentra eximia
family:  Papaveraceae
characteristics: perennial, ground-cover
height: 0.45m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: blue-green
flower colour: pink
main season: Spring
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Soft mounds of ferny, deeply divided, glaucous leaves on juicy pinkish stems. In spring and early summer arching racemes of little, locket-like mauvish-pink flowers are produced. Easy to grow in cool conditions. Good with hostas and tiarella

Moist, fertile, humus-rich, preferably neutral to slightly alkaline soil, in part shade.

By division.

Deeproot tree logo

You can also install Plant Base on your computer:

  • self contained application
  • more features
  • update and add records
  • larger and higher quality pictures
  • fast and efficient
  • always available, no connection needed
  • Windows, Mac and Android

details ...