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Dicentra Formosa

Botanical Name:

Dicentra formosa

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Perennials, Herb/Forb, Herb

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

1-3 ft.

Benefits
Attracts

Hummingbirds

Warning

POISONOUS PARTS: All parts. Toxic only in large quantities. Causes minor skin irritation when touched, lasting only for a few minutes. Symptoms includes trembling, staggering, vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, labored breathing. Skin irritation after repeated contact with the cell sap. Toxic Principle: Several isoquinolone alkaloids. (Poisonous Plants of N.C.);Seeds are spread by ants.

Taxonomy

Order

Papaverales

Family

Papaveraceae

Genus

Dicentra

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