Dicentra Spectabilis


Dicentra Spectabilis, Bleeding Heart. A clump-forming Herbaceous perennial with lobed pale green leaves. Arching fleshy stems produce racemes of pink and white heart-shaped flowers. Ideal for use in a border. Max Height 1.2m. Max Spread 45cm. Flowers April to May.



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.