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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
Further Reading....
  • Red
    Scarlet red
  • Height
    80cm (32in)
  • Spread
    80cm (32in)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Clump-forming perennial with thick, fleshy roots with leaves 15-40cm (6-16in) long with cut or lobed leaflets. Produces flowers on arching, fleshy stems
  • Very hardy
    Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun
    Tolerates full sun in reliably moist soil.
  • Partial shade

DICENTRA spectabilis 'Valentine'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Re-named Lamprocapnos spectabilis.
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs.
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. Canada. 2005. P & L Sarrazin, British Columbia.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    2-3cm (¾-1¼in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Border
    Suits a mixed or herbaceous border
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich
    Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
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80cm (32in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  80cm (32in)
 

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
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Afterplant - Grow Your Own
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Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

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Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

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All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
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