A rare and exquisite climbing poppy relative from North America. In spring rapidly ascending stems carrying corydalis-like ferny leaves, and thousands of pink, dicentra-like flowers which can quickly cover a framework or shrub. Although it is biennial, it is easy to grow and self-seeds readily!
Sow seeds at any time onto a good soil-based compost covering seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. We recommend germinating at 15 to 20 degrees C. Germination may be very slow, perhaps 2-3 months, or sometimes much longer, and these seeds may sometimes wait for spring before emerging. Grow on individual seedlings in 3 inch pots before finally planting with climbing support in a well-drained spot or very large pot.
Common name:Allegheny vine