This is certainly the king of climbing dicentras from Tibet and Nepal. Rapidly ascending stems carry hanging clusters of lemon flowers amidst delicate ferny foliage all summer long. Ours cloaks and colours-up a boring eight foot conifer before producing numerous sausage-like seed pods hanging on stringy stems. These change from green to purple in late autumn and winter making hanging necklaces!They finally die down to a deep hardy tuber in winter.
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:Bleeding heart