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Dicentra 'Burning Hearts' (Bleeding Heart)

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Dicentra 'Burning Hearts' (bleeding heart)

Dicentra 'Burning Hearts' (Bleeding Heart)


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Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: moist, humus-rich, preferably neutral to slightly alkaline
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: March to September
Hardiness: fully hardy
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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