This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
J. K., West Chester, Pa., writes : "I hope you will excuse a remark in regard to the Dicentra spectabilis. When my first plant bloomed, - and that is over twenty-five years since, - I invited the late Dr. Wm. Darlington to come and see it, as he was always pleased to see anything new. He came, and while admiring its graceful beauty, he noticed the name Diclytra, and remarked that was the name it usually went by, but that Dicentra was more properly the name, as it was so named from the two spurs formed by the opening of the flowers from the centre. I have always written the name Dicentra since.
[See a note by a botanical correspondent in another column. - Ed. G. M].