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Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba' - 2013


By Andrewr

Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba' - 2013 (Dicentra spectabilis)

I think we're supposed to call this one macrocapnos now

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There was something to that effect on one of Surreylad's pages, if memory serves me, Andrew.
Have they discovered it not to be what they thought it was?

2 May, 2013


I haven't heard the reasons mouldy. Usually it's either they've found the DNA doesn't match with other dicentras so it has to move to a new family, OR a plant explorer found it and called it macrocapnos before somebody else found it and called it dicentra (the first name has priority).
I suspect it's the former reason in this case.

2 May, 2013


Doubtless, it's common name will persist, but I wonder how long the Latin changeover will take in gardeners' mind?

4 May, 2013


Given that pelargoniums are still called geraniums, I would put any money on it happening soon :-)

4 May, 2013


Even that is news to a newbie like myself.
Everything I learn only serves to highlight how little I know. Lol.

5 May, 2013


Don't worry Mouldy - the more you learn about plants and gardening, the more you realise there is to find out. Someone once said, "One lifetime is not enough."

5 May, 2013


I can well believe it, Andrew.
I now wish I'd taken gardening decades ago!

5 May, 2013

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