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Shady Gardens: Old-fashioned bleeding heart with pale pink blooms

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Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2010
8:33 AM

Post #7869604

I have gobs of Dicentra spectabilis in my garden, along with a scattering of Dicentra eximia. They all seem happy and do quite well, so that I end up needing to weed lots of baby plants.

Most of the spectabilis have the regular bright pink and white flowers, while several have white flowers ('Alba'). Anyway, last year I found one plant flowering with pale pink flowers that had no white. Unfortunately, I think I weeded it on accident. Oops. After googling, I can't seem to find any mention of this color variety for spectabilis. Has anyone ever had one bloom with that coloration before?
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 12, 2010
10:49 AM

Post #7881890

Are you sure it wasn't just at the end of the flowering period so the blooms were paler in comparison?

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2010
7:29 AM

Post #7887177

Nope! I went through my pics from last year and found some I had take on 4/28 before I weeded. Here is the pale pink:

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Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2010
7:30 AM

Post #7887183

And here is a pic, taken the same day, of a plant with the regular pink and white.

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dawnsharon2001
New York, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 5, 2010
8:01 AM

Post #7944555

I hope it turns up again! I'm a sucker for anything in pale pink.

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