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DICENTRA

Commonly known as Bleeding heart, Dutchman's breeches

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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....

  • Deciduous
  • Yellow
  • Height - 3m (10ft)
  • Spread - 15cm (6in)
  • Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging - climbing perennial with annual stems. Clusters of flowers are followed by winged capsules 2.5cm (1in) long
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - syn. Dactylicapnos macrocapnos. Stem grows from a hardy tuber. Will climb through supporting plants and can extend to 10m (33ft). Brittle stems require careful handling.
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs
  • Place of origin - Nepal to China
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich
  • Neutral to alkaline soil

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 late spring to early summer 2020 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.

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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