Dicentra eximia - 1 litre pot
(Fringed bleeding heart). A beautiful, hardy perennial, that should be completely dormant in winter in cold areas (here it is only semi-dormant). Finely cut, feathery foliage appears in early spring from small underground rhizomes, forming a bushy clump reminiscent of a maidenhair fern. Many upright stems bear plenty of nodding heart-shaped rose-pink flowers that dangle elegantly along the ends of the stems. Will flower for months in rich moist soils in part shade and can tolerate full shade in warmer areas. I find it also does extremely well in dry soils in the shade as well. Height and spread 30-45cm but can be encouraged to spread out slowly to form bigger clumps in the right conditions. 1 litre pot.