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Graham Rice Garden writer and plantsman Northamptonshire and Pennsylvania

Editor-in-Chief of the RHS Encyclopedia of Perennials; writer for a wide range of newspapers and magazines including The Garden and The Plantsman; member of the RHS Herbaceous Plant Committee and Floral Trials Committee; author of many books on plants and gardens.

  • Date Joined: 18 Oct 2006

New dicentras from Japan

Posted by Graham Rice on 18 Dec 2009 at 10:10 PM

Dicentra 'Fire Island' - new Japanese dicentra hybrid from Akira Shiozaki. Image: ©Luc KlinkhamerLast month I wrote up a new dicentra from Japan - Dicentra 'Burning Hearts'. I had so many comments, emails, tweets and even a phone call about it that over on my Transatlantic Plantsman blog - recently shortlisted for the Garden Blog of the Year award! - I've discussed all the varieties in this series and others, like Fire Island (seen here, click to enlarge), from the same Japanese breeder.

These look to be genuinely valuable new plants for shade. Just click here to take a look.

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