A plant from the heart. Or at least, the Dicentra spectabilis, also called the bleeding heart, looks like one. This heart shape of this flower might look like it's breaking. However, it does just the opposite to the hearts of its admirers. These pink hearts with white tips fill us with joy. You will receive the Dicentra spectabilis as bare-root stock in sugar cane sacking. This is more environmentally friendly than plastic nursery pots. The roots are shipped fresh from the ground. They are already one year old. This gives them additional strength, enabling them to grow faster than they would in a nursery pot. Plants grown from bare-root stock also adapt to their new environment more easily. They flower better and they are more economical. Bare-root stock plants grow when it becomes warmer. They are winter-hardy perennials. They can be planted at any time, provided that the ground is not frozen. The Dicentra spectabilis begins blooming in early spring. These bleeding hearts do best in full or half sun. It will thrive out in the garden or in flower pots. Keep the soil around the roots moist. But it should never be soaking wet.
Estimated delivery time : 5-12 Working Days
|Latin name:||Dicentra - spectabilis|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bare-rooted plant|
|Guarantee:||5 years guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Half shadow, Shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||April - May|
|Growing Height:||60 - 70 cm|
|Planting distance:||40 - 50 cm|
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 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.