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DICENTRA spectabilis

Commonly known as Bleeding heart, Dutchman's breeches, Ladies locket, Lady in the bath, Lyre flower

Graceful pinkish red Bleeding heart
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DICENTRA spectabilis

 
Available from December to January -
individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
Delivery Information Available from December to January
plant size comparison icon 1.5 to 2 Litre
  • Red
    Rose pink outer petals
  • White
    Inner petals
  • Height
    1.2m (4ft)
  • Spread
    45cm (18in)
  • 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 pale-green leaves 15-40cm (6-16in) long with cut or lobed leaflets. Flowers are produced on fleshy, arching stems
  • Very hardy Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - introduced into UK by Robert Fortune in 1846. Re-named Lamprocapnos spectabilis.
  • Pests & Diseases
    slugs.
  • Place of origin
    Siberia, northern China, Korea.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes - 2-3cm (¾-1¼in) long
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich.
  • Neutral to alkaline soil
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1.2m (4ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  45cm (18in)
 

Buy Varieties of DICENTRA spectabilis

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DICENTRA spectabilis 'Alba'

DICENTRA spectabilis 'Alba'

Bleeding heart, Dutchman's breeches, Ladies locket, Lady in the bath, Lyre flower

Pure white form of the bleeding heart

 
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DICENTRA spectabilis 'Valentine'

DICENTRA spectabilis 'Valentine'

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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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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