Dicentra Spectabilis Valentine Heart

 

Clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with deeply-divided, often red-flushed, grey-green leaves and, in late spring and early summer, dark red stems bearing arching racemes of nodding, heart-shaped, red flowers with white tips. 0.75m Height 0.75m Spread.

 

 

Plant in fertile well drained soil in a sheltered site. Full sun. 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.