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Dicentra Spectabilis - Bleeding Heart, Dicentra

Dicentra Spectabilis - Bleeding Heart, Dicentra

Type Herbaceous, Ground cover, Deciduous
Size Medium Border (50-100cm height)
Form Spreading arching
Colours Medium green Foliage, Dark pink Flowers (Summer early)
Care Some maintenance required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Fast growing

Cultivation tips: This taller growing Dicentra is a woodland herbaceous perennial that prefers being located in a sheltered spot in dappled shade. Plant in a moist humus rich garden soil that is neutral or alkaline. Cut back dead foliage and flower stems in the autumn and propagate tired clumps by division and mulch regularly with leaf mould. Beware of seedlings which may not come true to colour - avoid by swiftly dead heading.
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