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Lamprocapnos (Dicentra) Luxuriant

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Bleeding Heart

Compact form with dark red flowers

This compact variety makes a low mound of blue-green, fern-like leaves, with arching sprays of locket-shaped, cherry-red flowers from late spring into summer.

Where?

Unlike other bleeding hearts it is happy in sun and partial shade, and is perfect for containers, or a mixed border.

How?

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil. Enrich the soil with organic matter before planting - homemade garden compost or well rotted manure is fine. Use a good quality potting compost for container growing.

Otherwise known as Dicentra spectabilis

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering March - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 10 cm - 50 cm
Plant width 10 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous All parts highly toxic if eaten,May cause an allergic skin reaction
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 30 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Medium, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant, City garden, Courtyard garden, Garden edging, Flower border and beds, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From April to September