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Dicentra 'Pearl Drops'


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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


photo by Richard Bloom, copyright GAP Photos (40842)

Plant details

Brilliant for spring displays after the daffodils, dicentras are invaluable for bringing colour to cool moist shady parts of the garden. Grow clumps between shrubs, as drifts in light woodland, or in flower borders for an early start. Pink dicentras are the most commonly seen, but pale varieties like 'Pearl Drops' are outstanding and in this variety the silvery blue-green foliage makes a particularly good foil for the clusters of pink-tinged pearly raindrop-shaped flowers. Although traditionally spring flowers, many varieties like this one flower spasmodically well into summer, too.

Family: Papaveraceae

Genus: Dicentra

Cultivar: Pearl Drops

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Partial shade

Soil: Dry, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 30cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

Time to divide plants: March to April

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