Bleeding heart

Dicentra 'Burning Hearts'

Bleeding heart - Dicentra  'Burning Hearts'

Common Name: Bleeding heart
Genus: Dicentra
Cultivar: 'Burning Hearts'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.25 m (25 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red, White
Foliage Colour: Blue/Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: March to September

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

The dark red heart shaped flowers have a raspberry ripple-like white edge to the petals and these dangle like jewels from arching stems for a long period throughout spring and summer. The ferny foliage is a distinctive grey-blue colour which contrasts beautifully with the flowers. It forms mounds which remain neat throughout the growing season and is dies back later than many other varieties. This is a longer blooming and more drought tolerant cultivar.

  • Garden care: Dicentras are happy in any good garden soil that is fertile but not too heavy. Enrich the soil with plenty of leaf mould before planting and apply a mulch in autumn too. This plant will appreciate a light top-dressing with fertiliser in March.

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