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Dicentra spectablis 'Valentine'

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

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Scarlet, heart-shaped flowers with a distinctive red and white tear-drop

Will reward you with a stunningly beautiful spring show

Bringing a splash of colour to a woodland glade or a shaded corner of the patio

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With scarlet, heart-shaped flowers, each with a distinctive red and white tear-drop, it’s no surprise that this graceful plant is known as Bleeding Heart. In April and May each year, the flowers of Dicentra spectabilis ‘Valentine’ hang in rows from arching red stems above finely cut leaves. Given moist and fertile soil and dappled shade, this lovely plant will reward you with a stunningly beautiful spring show, bringing a splash of colour to a woodland glade or a shaded corner of the patio. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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

Hardy Perennial

cottage gardenswoodland garden

sun or semi shadedappled shade


2 dicentra plants in 2 litre pots (V63544P)
1 x 2 litre potted dicentra plant (62210)
1 x 9cm potted dicentra plant (KB6841)

Choose a position on any moist, rich, fertile soil in dappled or semi shade. Dicentra prefers a neutral to slightly alkaline soil.
Water regularly until fully established. In spring, apply a mulch of chipped bark or well-rotted garden compost to the base of the plant. 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.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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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