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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
HerbaceousEarly 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 FeaturesGood to knowAll make good border plants. Some are excellent for woodland planting. Smaller species are best for rock gardens.Pests & DiseasesSlugs.Place of originAsia, North America.
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilHumus-rich.Neutral to alkaline soil
Toxic - Category CHarmful if eaten(People & Pets)
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Overpotting Problems - Video Tip ondemand_video
Buy Varieties of DICENTRA
deep rose-pink buds borne in branching racemes opening lighter pink
cool, white flowers against glaucous foliage
dwarfish spreading habit with red flowers
graceful pinkish red Bleeding heart
pure white form of the Bleeding heart
plum coloured shoots and scarlet-red heart-shaped flowers on arching stems. A new introduction from the USA