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27/04/2012 at 11:30

does anyone know if dicentras will withstand a clay soil please?

27/04/2012 at 11:47
A friend of mine grows dicentra, and her soil is red Devon clay.
27/04/2012 at 11:52

Great!!! Thanks very much

27/04/2012 at 11:54

My mum used to grow them on London clay. They seemed very happy.

27/04/2012 at 12:03

I grow mine in clay in East Yorkshire!!

27/04/2012 at 12:17

Mine grow in my alkaline clay, though not nearly as vigorously as MIL's when she grew hers in acid soil rich in leafmould. 

27/04/2012 at 15:18

And mine grew well in slightly acid clay in a dampish border.

27/04/2012 at 16:20

Here is a male orange tip butterfly snoozing on a Dicentra "Stewart Scotsman" in the plants for sale section of the Bristol Bot, Garden yesterday.. Dicentras are great nectar source for butterflies and bees.  This one only flew off whenthe first raindrop fell.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/7112.jpg?width=243&height=350&mode=max

27/04/2012 at 16:21

Thanks to you all - I feel happy enough to go ahead with it.

28/04/2012 at 12:45

And the name of the most well known Dicentra is now Lamprocapnos spectabilis as DNA has shown it is only related to the true  Dicentras, like the one above.

28/04/2012 at 13:24

Oh, no, just when i have got my tongue round Brachyglottis.  I think we will have to get used to change!!

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