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Dicentra scandens ‘Athens Yellow’

Dicentra scandens 'Athens Yellow'

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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 CharacteristicsFoliage may aggravate skin allergies.

CareGrow 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.

PropagationSow seeds in a cold frame when ripe. Divide in spring.

ProblemsSlugs and snails can attack new foliage. Powdery mildew, rust, fungal leaf spot, and verticillium wilt.

  • Genus : Dicentra
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 7, 8, 9
  • Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Uses : Containers
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Summer, Summer
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Light : Partial Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow
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