Hello Dolly

Eighteen years ago, we introduced an amazing collection of the native Dicentra eximia from the West Virginia shale barrens that we christened for the nearby natural area, ‘Dolly Sods’. We found this amazing plant growing in pure gravel, in a bright sunny canyon that regularly saw summer temperatures in excess of 100 degree F.

We had struggled previously with other forms of Dicentra eximia, which is native all the way to the Canadian border. Not only did this seed strain thrive, but it did so in full baking sun. Here is a recent image of a clump growing beside an agave, where it thrives.

2 thoughts on “Hello Dolly

  1. That’s fantastic that this seed strain does well in our climate! Does this strain have the lovely blue-green leaves, or are they more of a straight green or yellow-green? Does this strain need at least 4 hours of sun, or will it do well in part shade, with dappled sunlight or maybe 2 hours of sun? Have you tried growing it in your woodland gardens?

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