Gotta Have It: Dicentra spectablis ‘Goldheart’

Mmm, Mmm, Mmm, this is one of my favourite plants. It is gorgeous almost all of the year,

 from when it is just shooting out of the ground,

through flowering,

 and (if given enough water) into the summer.

Then it starts to fade, and I cut it back to give the Japanese anemone (just realized you can see the tag in the flowering photo) next to it some room to fill out and flower.

I love the chartreuse and fuchsia colour combo so much that I started adding other plants in that colour scheme around it. My bed is rapidly shifting from blue and white. But it is a gorgeous (and bright) colour scheme and shows up beautifully from far away.

Who can see my new object d’art in the second to last photo?


20 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    I just saw a huge planting of this today. It really made an impact.

  2. 3

    Tatyana said,

    Yes, even the foliage itself is ery attractive!
    I see a head in the background of that photo. Does it have a name?

  3. 5

    Chartreuse and fuchsia even sound good together and as a colour palette look even better. Like the way the stems of the Dicentra match the blooms

  4. 7

    I really do love the splash of vibrant colored foliage with this variety. Just gorgeous!

  5. 9

    teza said,

    I have always loved the fabulously chartreuse colours of the garden. There is another new D. spectabilis this year, ‘Valentine’ which has much deeper red flowers and stems as well. Methinks the two would cavort to a most visually appealing result if given the opportunity! Go for it!

  6. 11

    I love this plant. I thought of it as pink and gold, which I don’t particularly like, but I love the idea of chartreuse and fuchsia much better.

  7. 13

    Love the new Object! ‘Goldheart’ is a beauty, and on my ‘to add’ list, I also prefer your wording for the colour combo, much more chic.

  8. 15

    Donna said,

    This has become one of my new favs in my garden…it makes quite a show even as a new planting.. love the new garden art…

  9. 17

    lynne said,

    I see a face peeping through the foliage 🙂 The colour scheme here is my favourite. Although I am discovering a leaning lately toward soft pinks and mauves which I always steered clear of. I guess our tastes do change – I wonder what exactly influences it.

    • 18

      I am the opposite of you. I started with a lot of pinks and mauves, now I am leaning towards brighter colours. I was influenced by my floral design, not sure how others are.

  10. 19

    Jean said,

    Deborah, I saw this plant when I visited Carolyn’s Shade Gardens last month — and I agree; it’s gorgeous.

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