Dicentra Spectablis Valentine 3L
(Bleeding Heart)


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Great for wildlife
April - May
60cm x 60cm
Partial Shade, Sun
Cut Flowers
Fully Hardy
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One of the most popular old-fashioned garden perennials, Bleeding Hearts burst into flower in late spring. Dangling red and white, heart-shaped flowers are held on arching red stems above fern-like foliage and are excellent for cutting. Easy to grow, early flowering and look fabulous planted in groups towards the front of a shady border or as part of a cottage garden scheme.

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Bleeding hearts thrive in part shade and prefer fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil. During the first year, water regularly during dry periods keeping the soil moist but not waterlogged. As they are woodland plants they do especially well with a top dressing of leaf mould and fresh compost in the spring to keep the soil fertile and the plant vigorous. They tend to decline or even disappear in mid-summer, however if they are kept well watered during the spring then their dormancy may be delayed until late summer or early autumn. Prune them to ground level once the foliage dies off and turns yellow in colour.

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