Lamprocapnos

Six on Saturday 8th May

Why hello there! You may well be here because it’s Six on Saturday time; that’s just as well, because I am too. There’s no real order or logic to this week’s Six, just a selection of garden-related things for perusal at your leisure. There are, of course, many other posts to get stuck in to […]

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Corydalis and Dicentra flowers

I have repeatedly stated that Corydalis and Dicentra are closely related (and form either the family Fumariaceae, or the subfamily Fumarioideae, depending on who you ask). This may leave you asking many questions, such as “Are you sure?”, “How so?”, and “Can you leave me alone?”. While Dicentra and Corydalis flowers may look dissimilar, they

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Lamprocapnos spectabilis

Previously known as Dicentra spectabilis, Lamprocapnos spectabilis is a longstanding garden favourite. Even before it’s introduction to Europe in the early nineteenth century, it has been grown as a garden plant in China and Japan for many years, quite possibly centuries. Despite being a popular and widely grown plant throughout the temperate world, in it’s

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