Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart - Plant

Dicentra spectabilis  

Rapid growth and early flowering

Bleeding Heart (Dicentra Spectabilis) is an exceptionally, fast growing border plant that starts flowering in spring. The elegant arched stems are laden with masses of heart-shaped flowers with a teardrop at the tip. Cut the stems down in the summer after flowering.
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July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Bleeding 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 plant

Bleeding 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.

Bleeding 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?

Bleeding 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.


Partial shade
Suitable for cutting
Growth height: 70 cm

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