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Commonly known as Bleeding heart, Dutchman's breeches
Genus of 8 species of perennials from Asia and North America, mostly from damp habitats, including woodland, especially in mountainous areas.
The original 21 species, following molecular examination, have been split into 5 smaller genera with the result that old favourite and cottage-garden stalwart D. spectabilis (Dutchman's breeches) has been saddled with Lamprocapnos.
Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - annuals and rhizomatous perennials. Fern-like, hairless, sometimes silvery foliage often with arching stems carrying pendent, heart-shaped flowers in red, pink, white, purple or yellow.
Additional Features - Good to know - all make good border plants. Some are excellent for woodland planting. Smaller species are best for rock gardens.
Pests & Diseases - slugs.
Place of origin - Asia, North America.
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich.
Neutral to alkaline soil
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