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DICENTRA

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.

Further Reading....

  • 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.
  • Tuberous
  • Partial shade
  • 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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DICENTRA formosa 'Aurora'

DICENTRA formosa 'Aurora'  >


Commonly known as: Wild bleeding heart.
Cool, white flowers against glaucous foliage
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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
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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
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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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