Where was only desolation, after countless days the dicentra hangs out its white flags in truce to the warring elements.
A much more brilliantly coloured member of the same family is the dicentra (Diclytra) spectabilis, so familiar in our gardens.
Please look carefully at the enclosed specimen of dicentra thalictriformis, and throw away.
Now, let me see—Aquilegia, Dianthus barbatus, dicentra spectabilis—gracious!
The arbutus and the dicentra appeared on the 10th, and the coltsfoot—which, however, is an importation—about the same time.
For larger vases, the dicentra is always pleasing, coming close after the Lily of the Valley.
dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding Heart), red and white; one to two feet; May.