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Dicentra scandens
Common Name: Climbing Bleeding Heart Family: Papaveraceae (The Poppy Family)

Dicentra scandens
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This intriguing climbing bleeding heart has masses of pendulous, yellow, heart-shaped flowers and mid-green, divided leaves. It prefers a shady to a partially shaded position where it can grow into some sun. Will cascade handsomely from pots and containers and makes an unusual feature plant when supported on a trellis or fencing. You can also grow it into shrubs. Blooms mid summer often until frost. Popular with hummingbirds.

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Native Habitat:
Climbs up and rambles around small trees and shrubs.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypeVine  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height6-10'  Bloom TimeSummer - Fall 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Shade Part Shade Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone6-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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