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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
Further Reading....
  • 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

DICENTRA spectabilis

 
  • 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
  • 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
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
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

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
individually £13.50 each , 3+ £12.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
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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

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
individually £13.50 each , 3+ £12.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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.
3 options from £6.00

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Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

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Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
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™.
Only £7.50

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