Phyllis and Lyle Sarrazin, Prince George British Columbia, Canada
Plants: Valentine® is a new unique selection of dicentra spectabilis
with rich racemes of true red , dangling puffed heart shaped flowers,
set prolifically on dark red stems, shown on a much more compact plant.
Further shown off by distinctively cut, lobed foliage of green to
gray/purple in color. The abundance of flowers are self cleaning. These
vibrant colored racemes of red flowers make delightful additions to
fresh bouquets, lasting about 2 weeks.
This exciting new discovery was found as a chance seedling in the garden
of the parent variety, in Prince George, British Columbia Canada, it was
isolated and tested true to type through trials since 2005.
Flower: racemes of red /white tips
Stems: distinctive red
Foliage: green to mature foliage tinged with grayed- purple .
Blooming season: late Spring to early Summer
Zone: 3- 9
Mature Size H 30cm W 36cm
Care: Very tolerable to cold climates. This perennial is easy to grow,
suitable for outdoor landscape and container use. Position in shade or
part shade, keep sufficiently moist in nice composted soil for best
results. An old fashioned favorite with a much more vibrant look! After
flowering, the plants should be sheared back to 15cm o rejuvenate the
foliage. Deer Resistant. Attracts hummingbirds. Good companion plants
are Pulmonaria, Brunnera and Hellebores, Heuchera, Ferns and Hostas.
Valentine ® USPP22739,COPF