(Sun Chimes™ Twinspur, Twinspur)
The vividly colored, larger flowering Diascia in the Sun Chimes™ Series are available in both mounding and trailing forms. These hybrids were developed by Ecke Ranch. They are commonly grown as bedding annuals but where hardy they survive as evergreen perennials.
These fine, herbaceous plants have wiry stems and small heart-shaped leaves. Their delicate, colorful flowers appear all season. Each small flower is tubular with a prominent lip and two rear spurs, or nectaries, which hold...
(Twinspur, Whisper™ Twinspur)
Twinspur in the Whisper™ Series have a mounding to trailing habit and larger flower size than average. They were introduced by Ball Horticultural Company and are commonly grown as bedding annuals but survive as evergreen perennials where hardy.
These fine, herbaceous plants have wiry stems and small heart-shaped leaves. Their delicate, colorful flowers appear all season. Each small flower is tubular with a prominent lip and two rear spurs, or nectaries, which hold nectar for bees and butterflies....
James H. Schutte
(Twinspur, Wink Twinspur)
Compact and charming, twinspur in the Wink™ Series have upright, mounding habits and flower better in shadier conditions than most. They are commonly grown as bedding annuals but survive as evergreen perennials where hardy.
These fine, herbaceous plants have wiry stems and small heart-shaped leaves. Their delicate, colorful flowers appear all season. Each small flower is tubular with a prominent lip and two rear spurs, or nectaries, which hold nectar for bees and butterflies. Hummingbirds have...
Cordate twinspur is a low-growing perennial to tender perennial that is native to South Africa. Its blue-green, heart-shaped, small leaves often have a gray tint. This everblooming plant bears loose spiky clusters of dark pink flowers that have two spurs, thus the common name twinspur. These spurs contain oils that attract bees and butterflies.
A preferred location for cordate twinspur is a full to partial sun exposure in humus-rich, crumbly, well-draining soil. It performs best where summers...
This floriferous wildflower is native to the mountains of southern Africa and the Cape of South Africa. It is an evergreen perennial with an upright but spreading habit and thin wiry stems covered with small, linear, green leaves. Upright clusters of charming, delicate pink flowers are borne in summertime, but plants will refrain from blooming if temperatures become too hot. Each small, lavender-pink flower is tubular and has two spurs in the rear, which is why it is commonly called twinspur. Each...
Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.
(Hybrid Bleeding Heart, King of Hearts Bleeding Heart)
The hybrid bleeding heart, ‘King of Hearts’, has lovely ferny, blue-green foliage and produces exquisite heart-shaped flowers in spring. It is a complex hybrid between the Japanese bleeding heart Dicentra peregrine and two western American species, D. formosa ssp. oregona and D. eximia. The result is a small, floriferous, mounding perennial with delicate foliage that maintains its beauty into late summer, unlike many other Dicentra.
The rosy-red flowers...
James H. Schutte
(Hybrid Fringed Bleeding Heart, Luxuriant Bleeding Heart)
Considered one of the finest bleeding heart varieties, ‘Luxuriant’ forms a vigorous clump of ferny foliage and blooms abundantly in the spring. It is the result of cross between the western American native, Dicentra formosa with the Asian species Dicentra spectabilis. In the wild, these species prefer well-drained alluvial soils at the base of north-facing slopes where direct sunlight is rare.
This beautiful perennial produces finely divided gray green foliage that is lovely...
Gerald L. Klingaman
Lovely lacy green foliage only appears in spring and summer on the woodland wildflower Dutchman's breeches, and its pretty white flowers add beauty in early spring. An herbaceous perennial native to the moist woodlands of east-central North America, it grows from scaly roots (modified stems).
The finely textured foliage is made up of two leaflets that are deeply lobed. The leaves and stems appear only in spring and summer. In early spring, a stem rises just above the foliage clump to reveal small...
Mark A. Miller
(Fringed Bleeding Heart)
Fringed bleeding heart is a wonderful herbaceous perennial native to the eastern United States. Starting in spring - and continuing all summer in cooler climes - clusters of dark pink, heart shaped flowers are displayed above the grayish-green fern-like foliage. Several excellent selections and hybrids are available, including the white-flowered 'Snowdrift'.
Fringed bleeding heart is happiest in a moist shady site, where it will self-sow and naturalize. Use it in a woodland or shady mixed border.
(Fringed Bleeding Heart, White Bleeding Heart)
Fringed bleeding heart is a wonderful herbaceous perennial native to the eastern United States. Starting in spring - and continuing all summer in cooler climes – this selection, ‘Alba,’ bears heart-shaped, pendent, white flowers in single file at the ends of slender, arching stems that overtop the deeply divided grayish-green, fern-like leaves, which gather in a mounded clump.
Like all fringed bleeding hearts, ‘Alba’ prefers moist, humus-rich soil and partial to full shade. When happy, it self-sows...