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Growing on the High Plains Episode
Wed February 12, 2014
Celebrate February with Dicentra
When planting season arrives this year, give yourself a belated valentine by adding dicentra spectabilis to your perennial bed. The common name of 'bleeding heart' makes it a perfect love note, with the tiny pink or white hearts hanging from the stems, like a heart-shaped necklace. Today our GHP story starts with an answer to the Shakespearean question, 'What's in a name?' as we look at the history of this valentine plant, and then we'll turn our attention to growing these beauties in a shady nook, something not easily found on our sunny High Plains.