Bleeding heart

Dicentra 'Bacchanal'

Bleeding heart - Dicentra  'Bacchanal'

Common Name: Bleeding heart
Genus: Dicentra
Cultivar: 'Bacchanal'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

This vibrant compact variety of bleeding heart produces a profusion of deep crimson, heart-shaped flowers from late spring to early summer above feathery grey-green leaves. Easy to grow it looks fabulous planted in groups towards the front of a shady border. As long as the ground is kept moist it will thrive in full sun or partial shade.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide large clumps in late autumn when the leaves have died down or in early spring before the new growth appears taking care not to damage the fragile roots.


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