I like all Dicentras, the fern-liked leaves and dainty flowers, and would like to have all varieties if I can, eventually. Ideally, I tried to plant them in the shade of some trees with enough sunlight for decent blooms, but not so much that their leaves deteriorate too quickly into summer.
(I should note that recent taxonomic changes have resulted in the reclassification of the common Dicentra spectabilis as Lamprocapnos spectabilis. These changes are based on molecular study, and aim to reflect their evolutionary relationship.)
Dicentra ‘Adrian Bloom’
A weak plant in my garden with no notable ornamental attribute over the regular. I think it is still there; somewhere in the garden.
A good reliable creamy white dwarf Dicentra.
Dicentra ‘Burning Hearts’
This is probably the most showy Dicentra. ait is not virgorous in my garden. I have lost 2 trials mostly because of vole problem.
Dicentra ‘Candy Hearts’
It has prettier flowers than the regular dwarf; bigger and better colour. It was doing great for a couple of years before being over ran by adjacent plants.
Dicentra ‘Ivory Hearts’
It is somewhat similar to ‘Aurora’ but probably not as vigorous.
Dicentra ‘King of Hearts’
It has difficulty establishing in my garden even though it appears to be a reasonably vigorous Dicentra, mostly because of the vole problem.
This is a vigorous form of the regular dwarf.
Dicentra ‘Stuart Boothman’
It has paler pink flowers and grayish foliage compare to the regular dwarf Dicentra.
This is a special Dicentra that come early in spring (April), flowers and then disappears until the following spring. Although I have a big healthy patch, the voles have been working hard on it.
This is the regular dwarf Dicentra that I spread around the garden. It can get aggressive where the condition is right.
Dicentra ‘Red Fountain’
A promising good red.
Dicentra ‘Snow Drift’
This is one of the best pure white dwarf Dicentra but it seems very weak in my garden.
The so called ‘Old Fashion’ Bleeding Hearts is not spreading much in my garden abut hanging around. It even self sow one plant for me.
Dicentra spectabilis ‘Alba’
This tall white Bleeding Hearts is very ornamental. In hot dry condition, it will go summer dormant.
Dicentra spectabilis ‘Valentine’