3x Dicentra spectabilis, Pink/White - Bare-rooted - PlantDicentra spectabilis
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A plant from the heart. Or at least, the Dicentra spectabilis, also called the bleeding heart, looks like one. This heart shape of this flower might look like it's breaking. However, it does just the opposite to the hearts of its admirers. These pink hearts with white tips fill us with joy. You will receive the Dicentra spectabilis as bare-root stock in sugar cane sacking. This is more environmentally friendly than plastic nursery pots. The roots are shipped fresh from the ground. They are already one year old. This gives them additional strength, enabling them to grow faster than they would in a nursery pot. Plants grown from bare-root stock also adapt to their new environment more easily. They flower better and they are more economical. Bare-root stock plants grow when it becomes warmer. They are winter-hardy perennials. They can be planted at any time, provided that the ground is not frozen. The Dicentra spectabilis begins blooming in early spring. These bleeding hearts do best in full or half sun. It will thrive out in the garden or in flower pots. Keep the soil around the roots moist. But it should never be soaking wet.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreBleeding Heart grows best in the ground. Prepare a large hole in good, loose soil. Condition poor garden soil by mixing in some compost. Plant the rootball at the appropriate depth in the hole. The top of the rootball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. Bleeding Heart blossoms and grows well in a partially sunny area and in moist, humus-rich soil.
Bleeding Heart makes an excellent combination plantBleeding Heart is a wonderful spring flowering plant and tends to grow best in partial shade. Other plants that also enjoy the same environment and will look great alongside the Bleeding Heart are the Bergenia, Mellitus or Euphorbia. Or combine the bright pink flowers with late blooming tulips and even shrubs such as Deutzia.
Show moreBleeding Heart is a strong, easy-to-grow plant. Be sure to prevent the soil around the roots from drying out, especially in the summer. The stems die back in winter. Cover the plants with a layer of fallen leaves in the winter and in spring cut off all the leaves and soon there will be some new shoots growing above the ground.
Show moreBleeding Heart is one of the most popular spring flowers. The beautifully-shaped leaves have a blue-green hue. The flowers appear in April and are shaped like a heart with a teardrop beneath it. Did you know that the Bleeding Heart belongs to the poppy family?
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Latin name Dicentra spectabilis Delivery type Supplied as bare-rooted plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Pink, White Light preference partial sun , full shade Scented not scented Flowers for cutting no Flowering period April - May Growing height 60 - 70 cm Planting distance 40 - 50 cm