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DICENTRA

Commonly known as Wild bleeding heart

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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.

Further Reading....

  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - rose pink
  • Height - 45cm (18in)
  • Spread - 60-90cm (24-36in)
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - wide-spreading rhizomatous perennial. Lobed basal leaves 15-50cm (6-20in) long, mid-green above, glaucous beneath. Flowers 1-2.5cm (½-1in) long, fading almost to white
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - syn. D. eximia of gardens. Self-seeds freely.
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs.
  • Place of origin - western North America.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich.
  • Neutral to alkaline soil
45cm (18in)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  60-90cm (24-36in)
 

Buy Varieties of DICENTRA

DICENTRA formosa 'Aurora'

DICENTRA formosa 'Aurora'  >


Commonly known as: Wild bleeding heart.
Cool, white flowers against glaucous foliage
Multibuy
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

DICENTRA formosa 'Luxuriant'  AWARD

DICENTRA formosa 'Luxuriant'  >


Commonly known as: Wild bleeding heart.
Dwarfish spreading habit with red flowers
Multibuy
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

DICENTRA spectabilis   AWARD

DICENTRA spectabilis  >


Commonly known as: Bleeding heart, Dutchman's breeches, Ladies locket, Lady in the bath, Lyre flower.
graceful pinkish red Bleeding heart
Multibuy
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

DICENTRA spectabilis 'Alba'  AWARD

DICENTRA spectabilis 'Alba'  >


Commonly known as: Bleeding heart, Dutchman's breeches, Ladies locket, Lady in the bath, Lyre flower.
Pure white form of the Bleeding heart
Multibuy
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each
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Available again from summer 2020 - These plants are expected to be available sometime in summer.

DICENTRA spectabilis 'Valentine'

DICENTRA spectabilis 'Valentine'  >


Commonly known as: Bleeding heart, Dutchman's breeches, Ladies locket, Lady in the bath, Lyre flower.
Plum coloured shoots and scarlet-red heart-shaped flowers on arching stems. A new introduction from the USA
Multibuy
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each
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Available again from SEPTEMBER 2020 - This plant will be delivered when new stock arrives in early autumn

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