Dappled shade, a woodland glade and signs of growth as the light spring foliage unfurls and catches the light. The pink colours are set alight and highlighted by the spring sunshine.
Known to all as Dicentra macrantha a name change and we are calling this herbaceous plant with snappy fleshy rootstock Ichtyoselmis macrantha.
Here, as in the wild, (Northern Myanmar into Southern China), it colonises the woodland floor enjoying a moist soil. Growth is rapid at this time of year. The leafy stem dividing into three and then three again, soon producing a mass of foliage, reaching one metre in height. Later in May the terminal flower stalk is nodding with pendulous flowers.