Plant ID forum: Dicenta for ID please

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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Apr 29, 2012 1:24 AM CST
I found this Dicentra all alone and without a tag amongst Dicentra 'Stuart Boothman' in a nursery. The nurseryman didn't know its name nor was it listed in their catalog. The leaves look similar to the ones of D.Stuart Bootman, maybe a bit less finely divided. The shape of the flowers is the same but the colour is very different though. My first thought was maybe Dicentra 'Ivory Hearts' but somehow it doesn't really fit and Ivory hearts has entirely white flowers..

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For comparison the Dicentra 'Stuart Bootman' I also purchased..

Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Apr 29, 2012 6:58 AM CST
Both are beautiflu Myriam, I feel some envy coming on! Hilarious!

Dicentra formosa 'Langtrees' looks close but I'm not sure of the leaves ..

http://www.bethchatto.co.uk/plant%20portraits%20d/dicentra%2...

http://www.gardenworldimages.com/Details.aspx?ID=25441&TypeI...

Dicentra 'Aurora' is maybe a better fit ..

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Dicentra+%27Aurora%27&um=1&...

http://bhld.wordpress.com/2010/05/12/wordless-wednesday-may-...

I wouldn't guarantee that most of the photos are correctly named!
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Frogs and Toads Plant Identifier
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bonitin
Apr 29, 2012 11:44 AM CST
I think you have nailed it down Janet, it really does fit Dicentra 'Aurora'! Thanks a lot!! Thumbs up
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
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JRsbugs
Apr 29, 2012 1:29 PM CST
There's a few sites using the same photo which is probably a stock photo of Aurora, that does look like it. Smiling

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