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Dicentra scandens 'Athens Yellow'


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: 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.
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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