Dicentra Collection

Lamprocapnos spectabilis | Bleeding Heart, Dutchman's Breeches, Lyre Flower

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Heart shaped blooms in spring

Attractive clumps of foliage

Ideal for lightly shaded

damp borders

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Dicentra are a cottage garden favourite that are commonly called Bleeding Hearts for their dangling spring blooms. These will make a fine addition to a damp and shady spot where they will return year after year. The foliage forms a spreading clump of finely cut leaves making a beautiful backdrop for its arching stems. These are the perfect addition to a damp woodland garden or shaded cottage garden borders. This collection comprises of Dicentra spectablis 'White Gold' – White blooms arch above chartreuse yellow leaves making a fabulous contrast with other spring perennials.Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart' - Golden leaved variety bearing racemes of pink, heart-shaped flowers. Dicentra ‘Valentine’ - Scarlet, heart-shaped blooms drip from complimentary, arching red stems of this outstanding variety.

Height Up to 75cm (30in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)

Hardy Perennial

cottage gardenswoodland garden

sun or semi shadedappled shade

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Flowering Months


3 dicentra jump plug plants (kb8834)

Pot up plug plants using free-draining compost, and grow them on in frost free conditions until large enough to plant outside. Once they are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days before planting them outdoors. Grow dicentra plants in well drained, reliably moist, fertile ground in partial or dappled-shade. Dicentra prefers a humus-rich, neutral or alkaline soil. Improve soil conditions by adding plenty of well-rotted manure or garden compost prior to planting.
In spring, apply a mulch of chipped bark or well-rotted garden compost to the base of the plant to help retain moisture in the soil during the growing season. Dicentras have particularly fragile roots and are best left undisturbed if possible. However, overcrowded clumps may be divided in late autumn or early spring if necessary.

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Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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