Dicentra scandens 'Athens Yellow'

Dicentra scandens 'Athens Yellow'

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(Dicentra scandens 'Athens Yellow')
dy-SEN-trah skan-denz
Synonyms:  D. thalictrifolia 'Athens Yellow'
Genus:  Dicentra
Bright yellow heart-shaped flowers bloom in April or May; bloom continues off and on throughout the season. This climbing perennial can reach 3 feet high and wide. The species is native to the Himalayas.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Foliage may aggravate skin allergies.
Care:  Grow in fertile, well-drained, slightly alkaline soil in part shade and allow to self-sow. Provide a strong support for its tender weaving tendrils. May be grown as an annual in cooler climates.
Propagation:  Sow seeds in a cold frame when ripe. Divide in spring.
Problems:  Slugs and snails can attack new foliage. Powdery mildew, rust, fungal leaf spot, and verticillium wilt.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Runs
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Part Shade Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Yellow Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Suitable as Annual,
Trellis
Style
Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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