Phyllis and Lyle Sarrazin, Prince George British Columbia, Canada
The new discovery of Dicentra spectabilis Valentine® uspp#22739 was found by Lyle and Phyllis Sarrazin in Prince George, B.C., Canada.
The Sarrazins are keen gardeners – amazingly, in the difficult climates that northern British Columbia can offer. After seeding their Dicentra plants for sale they noticed a very special plant and decided to hold it back for trials, eventually contacting POPP telling of their discovery.
Thank goodness they did because Valentine® is a true game changer in the world of Dicentras, that very favorite old fashioned perennial. See our description for all the details. http://prideofplaceplants.com/2011/plants/dicentra-spectabalis-valentine%E2%84%A2-ppaf/
We won’t be surprised if the Sarrazins come up with something very unique and special from their garden again some day!