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Dactylicapnos scandens 'Athens Yellow' is often confused with:
Dicentra eximia Dicentra eximia
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Agastache 'TNAGAPO' Agastache 'TNAGAPO' Poquito Orange flowers
Antirrhinum majus Antirrhinum majus
Lantana camara Lantana camara flower

Dactylicapnos scandens 'Athens Yellow'

Previously known as:

  • Dicentra scandens 'Athens Yellow'
Phonetic Spelling
dy-SEN-trah skan-denz.
Description

Climbing Bleeding Heart is a vigorous vine from China with loads of delicate cascading golden yellow flowers from mid-summer to frost.  The leaves are delicate and fern-like in appearance. It prefers rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils with the roots shaded but where it can grow into the sun.

It will die down to the ground in the winter and in colder climates, it can be grown as an annual. Plant it in a woodland garden, on a trellis or fence,  or in a contain on the patio. Although a vigorous grower, it is not invasive or weedy.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#gold#hummingbirds#deciduous#yellow#poisonous#annual#container plant#yellow flowers#cut flowers#tendrils#trellis#patio#gold flowers#cascading#vine#golden#delicate#lamp like#woodland#fern-like#glossy
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Dactylicapnos
    Species:
    scandens
    Family:
    Papaveraceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Used for the treatment of hypertension, inflammation, bleeding and pain for centuries.
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Nepal to S. China
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts hummingbirds
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Food Source
    Climbing Method:
    Tendrils
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Vine
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Cascading
    Climbing
    Horizontal
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    Bean-like seed pods
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Unusual showy hanging clusters of 1" canary-yellow heart-shaped to tubular flowers mid-summer until frost.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Spatulate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Yellowish-green finely dissected fern-like leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Vertical Spaces
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Screen/Privacy
    Attracts:
    Hummingbirds