Thursday 3 March 2022

Dactylicapnos scandens

Dactylicapnos (Dicentra) scandens, Pyracantha, Atropa belladonna
A lightly-built but potentially quite large herbaceous climber with the typical light airy foliage of the family, strung with hundreds of golden yellow lockets in summer. Previously included in Dicentra.
Dactylicapnos scandens
Sometimes described as short-lived, mine have been going for some years now, going from strength to strength without any special care. It dies back to the roots in autumn and sometimes during hot dry spells too but always comes back. Excellent for clothing spring flowering shrubs or scrambling through other climbers.

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