This plant is quite popular with gardeners all over the world.
The scientific name of this unusual flower is Dicentra, which is translated from Greek as “double spur” - if you look closely, you can see two spurs on the sides of the flower. Due to its unusual colors, the Dicentra appears in various legends, and it has different names.
In France - "Zhannette's heart",
in Russia - "Broken heart",
in Poland - "Lady's slipper",
in Holland - "Dutch pants",
in Germany - "Lady's pendant".
in UK ans USA - "Bleeding heart"
The French have a legend about the beautiful girl Jeannette.
One day, going into the forest for berries, the girl got lost. Carefully she tried to get out of the thicket - the path seemed to be gone. She was completely exhausted and dozed off in a clearing, when suddenly, a hunting dog jumped out into this clearing. And behind him rode a beautiful young man on a horse, who put the girl on his horse and took her to the outskirts of the village where she lived. At parting, he kissed young Jeannette tightly, and she immediately fell in love with her savior.
After this incident, she daily dreamed of meeting him, and at the end of the week she finally saw - a magnificent wedding procession was riding through the village - Jeannette's savior flaunted on a horse in front, and his beautiful chosen one rode next to him. Jeannette's heart broke from grief, and an unusual Dicentra grew in the place where it happened.
There are 20 types of Dicentra, the color of flowers also varies - there are white flowers, yellow, pink, and dark red.
By planting Dicentra in their front garden, gardeners not only decorate it with beautiful flowers, but also, possibly, contribute to their happiness.
Do you grow this plant in your garden? What does this mean for you?