This elegant plant is very different to the more commonly seen types of Dicentra. King of Hearts is a compact specimen, forming a mound of blue-green finely-divided foliage with arching stems bearing delightful dangling heart shaped deep rose-red flowers over a very long season from spring to autumn. Sun or semi-shade. Moist soil. 12 in. 2 litre pot.
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We really really like King of Hearts, having tried a few different varieties with this habit. It really does flower non-stop from spring to autumn.
Doesn't even seem to require much in the way of dead-heading, just continuing to push up new little flower-bearing stalks. Talk about low maintenance .....
King of Hearts is a hybrid cultivar resulting from a cross of the Japanese species Dicentra peregrina with two American species D. formosa subsp. oregana and D. eximia.
A short - blink and you'll miss it - video featuring as many Dicentra King of Hearts as you are likely ever to see at one time:
Dicentra King of Hearts is a compact hardy perennial plant with blue green ferny foliage and heart shaped pink flowers all summer suitable for sun or semi-shade