from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A genus of herbaceous plants, with racemes of two-spurred or heart-shaped flowers, including the Dutchman's breeches, and the more showy Bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of delicate perennial herbs, of the natural order Fumariaceæ, of about a dozen species, natives of North America and eastern and central Asia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. North American and Asian herbs with divided leaves and irregular flowers
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Dicentra (from the Greek words dis, meaning “two”, and kentros, meaning “spurs”, referring to the flower’s unusual shape) are spring blooming, but some flower longer than others.
The Dicentra is a surprise, I believe it is the good rainfall and lack of hard frosts.
Bleeding Hearts, otherwise known as the Dicentra or Dutchman's Breeches, are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, and we've had them all in our garden since our introduction to this species.
Jacob's Ladder is a real flower that is related to the 'Dicentra' or 'Bleeding Heart' family.
Dicentra need a shady or morning-sun-only site, and rich, organic soil.
Peggy especially likes Dicentra spectabalis ‘Gold Heart,’ which seems to keep its foliage longer.
Kunst says one of his favorite bulbs is Dutchman's breeches (Dicentra cucullaria), which was introduced to him by his first-grade teacher.
Common bleeding hearts (Dicentra spectabilis) in the front with a newer yellow-leafed variety called Gold Heart in the rear
I like the contrast between the yellow leaves of the Gold Heart bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis) and the deep burgundy-brown of the coral bells (Heuchera) next to it.
Though my shade garden has lots of standard bleeding hearts (Dicentra spectabilis) with green leaves and red, heart-shaped flowers, I also have planted a newer variety called Gold Heart that has yellow stems and leaves.
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