Looking for a fine-textured climber to accent a wire-mesh trellis, dress up a tuteur, or scramble up a shrub? This graceful annual vine is worth considering. Chinese climbing bleeding heart (Dactylicapnos torulosa, formerly Dicentra scandens) can reach up to 10 feet tall by the end of the growing season, with fine textured, light green foliage and clusters of dangling yellow flowers that turn into slender, red seedpods. There isn’t much information out there about growing this uncommon vine: I have seen references that say it can grow in full sun, but I’m not sure about that; mine grew beautifully in front of a north-facing wall, with almost no direct sun, so I’d recommend partial to full shade. Annual vine.
2021-collected seeds sold out. I hope to collect again in August and September 2022. At least 12 seeds.
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