5 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
Dicentra formosa is a low maintenance perennial with a spreading habit. It produces attractive arching branches of pendent, rose-pink or white flowers in late spring and early summer.
Generally not harvested, flowers can be cut when required for floral arrangements.
Divide in spring or after the leaves have died down.
Sow as soon as the seeds are ripe or in spring.
Prefers growing in fertile moist soil.
This clump forming perennial can be used to under plant roses and shrubs in cottage or rock style gardens.