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Dicentra spectabilis

For sale by Chelston Nurseries

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Pot SizeTotal Price
4 litres

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Plant Finder: about Dicentra spectabilis

Common names

Bleeding heart, Chinaman's breeches, Ladies locket, Lyre flower, Lady in a boat, Bleeding heart


Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding heart). This is an arching bushy deciduous perennial clump. It will produce fern-like, mid green foliage. In mid spring racemes of pink, purple, white heart-shaped flowers will bloom on arching stems. The white inner petals of the flowers will extend from the outer petals giving the appearance of a bleeding heart.


It is short-lived in mild climates and the foliage will die back by midsummer. You will need to grow in humus-rich, moist but well drained soil.

Interest and use

Rock garden, border, wall or trellis, ground cover. Spring/Summer interest.

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Dicentra spectabilis | Wellington, Somerset, TA21 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Rich, Sandy, Loamy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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