putative Dicentra 'King of Hearts'
(as being sold in Massachusetts, USA, garden centers)

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putative Dicentra 'King of Hearts'    copyright  2000 Mark McDonough

putative Dicentra 'King of Hearts'

Judging from recent discussion on Alpine-L, I'm inclined to believe that the plants being sold in nurseries and garden centers in the New England area, are not the true 'King of Hearts'. More likely these plants are merely a form of D. eximia, or possibly an eximia x peregrina cross that leans heavily towards the eximia parent.

Photo above by Mark McDonough

Related links:
1.  putative D. 'King of Hearts' and good clump of D. cucullaria

2.  Dicentra peregrina x eximia gallery
3.  D.'King of Hearts', Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association web site

 

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