DACTYLICAPNOS macrocapnos

Large
Part shade
Yellow
Moisture retentive soil
Summer
Autumn
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Description

700cm climber

A rather interesting and useful, self-clinging climber that likes to wander over and through shrubs, displaying its distinctive 'Dutchman's Breeches' or 'Bleeding Heart' flowers, vivid yellow with dipped rusty-orange lips, from mid summer to autumn.

Preferring part shade, its zingy colour combination coupled with pale green foliage is just perfect for lighting up slightly shadier areas of the garden and bringing a touch of the exotic to the party. Hailing from the Himalayas, this herbaceous perennial climber performs best in a non-acidic, damp soil, enriched with humus.  It can cope with full sun, but only if its roots are kept damp and cool.  In a cold winter area, grow it close to a sheltering wall to help it overwinter.