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Dicentra cucullaria 'Pink Punk' (Dutchman's breeches 'Pink Punk')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.25m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Dicentra cucullaria 'Pink Punk'

Other names

Dutchman's breeches 'Pink Punk'

Genus

Dicentra Dicentra

Variety or Cultivar

'Pink Punk' _ 'Pink Punk' is a compact, clump-forming, tuberous perennial with three-lobed, grey-green leaves divided into linear or elliptic leaflets and arching stems bearing racemes of yellow-tipped, pale pink flowers in spring.


Dicentra cucullaria 'Pink Punk' is: Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming, Spreading

Toxicity

Careful: All parts cause severe discomfort if eaten. Leaves may trigger skin allergies.

Flower

Pink in Spring

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

If desired, remove faded or dead foliage.

Propagation

Divide carefully in early spring or after the leaves have completely died down. Sow seed in containers in spring or as soon as ripe.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Dicentra cucullaria 'Pink Punk' (Dutchman's breeches 'Pink Punk') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.25m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Ground Cover, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, neutral to alkaline, cool, moist soil in partial shade. Tolerates full sun if soil is kept consistently moist. Foliage dies down quickly after flowering. Keep dry when dormant from summer to winter.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Dicentra cucullaria 'Pink Punk'

Other names

Dutchman's breeches 'Pink Punk'

Genus

Dicentra Dicentra

Variety or Cultivar

'Pink Punk' _ 'Pink Punk' is a compact, clump-forming, tuberous perennial with three-lobed, grey-green leaves divided into linear or elliptic leaflets and arching stems bearing racemes of yellow-tipped, pale pink flowers in spring.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming, Spreading

Toxicity

Careful: All parts cause severe discomfort if eaten. Leaves may trigger skin allergies.


Colour

Flower

Pink in Spring

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

If desired, remove faded or dead foliage.

Propagation

Divide carefully in early spring or after the leaves have completely died down. Sow seed in containers in spring or as soon as ripe.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Dicentra cucullaria 'Pink Punk' (Dutchman's breeches 'Pink Punk') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.25m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Ground Cover, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, neutral to alkaline, cool, moist soil in partial shade. Tolerates full sun if soil is kept consistently moist. Foliage dies down quickly after flowering. Keep dry when dormant from summer to winter.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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