Dicentra Formosa


Dicentra Formosa, Wild Bleeding Heart. A spreading Herbaceous perennial with lobed, mid-green leaves. Racemes of pink flowers held high above the foliage. Self-seeds. Makes an attractive border specimen. Max Height 45cm. Max Spread 60cm to 90cm. Flowers April to June.



Plant in moist fertile soil. Partial shade, Hardy.


General Herbaceous & Perennial Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.