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Dicentra Spectabilis Alba

Bleeding Heart

Fully hardy perennial Fully hardy perennial
Hardy Perennial Hardy Perennial
Flowers For Cutting/Drying Flowers For Cutting/Drying
Suitable for Container Suitable for Container
Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest
Bees And Butterflies Bees And Butterflies
Scented Scented

Bare Roots
from £3.50

£12.00
1 bare root
BR02DA01-IN21
Delivered by 08th April 2022
£24.00
3 bare roots
BR02DA03-IN21
Delivered by 08th April 2022
£24.00
5 bare roots
BR13G21
Delivered by 08th April 2022
£35.00
10 bare roots
BR02DC10-IN21
Delivered by 08th April 2022

Description


Also known as Lamprocapnos, Dicentra spectabilis Alba is one of the most elegant garden perennials for shady areas, known for the graceful heart-shaped flowers. Why not pick a flower, turn it upside down and squeeze - you will see why children have named it 'Lady in the Bath' when the 'lady' throws her arms up in horror at being spied in her bathtub. One of the earliest perennials to come into flower in spring, Dicentra spectabilis Alba produces up to fifteen nodding, white, heart-shaped flowers along graceful arching stems over clumps of attractive, ferny foliage that dies back after flowering, allowing the summer and autumn perennials more room to perform. Originating on the edges of cool woodlands in Asia and North America, Dicentra became one of the most popular plants for gardens in the 1800's and are still much-loved today. Dicentra are very easy to grow, are deer and rabbit resistant and prefer to be in moist soil in part shade, although they will grow in sun as long as the soil doesn't dry out. Growing to a height and spread of approximately 80cm, Dicentra spectabilis is a fully hardy perennial, which means you will be enjoying them for years to come without the need for any winter protection.
Part Sun/Part Shade
White
Bare Roots
Fully hardy perennial Hardy Perennial
Dicentra
Cottage Garden Container Gardening Contemporary Gardening Small Gardens
Yes
Spring Summer
90cm (36in) 80cm (32in)
Flowers For Cutting/Drying Suitable for Container Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest Ideal for Beginners Moist Soil Bees And Butterflies Scented Dappled/Full Shade Loving
45cm (18in) 80cm (32in) 50cm (20in)
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£75

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Hardiness Guide


 

Will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C  & lower

Happy down to at least -5°

Can withstand down to around 0°C

May be damaged by temperatures below 5°C

Can withstand temperatures between 5-10 °C

Happy in temperatures between 10-15 °C

Can withstand temperatures above 15 °C

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How hardy are your plants?

All plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

FH - Fully hardy - will withstand temperatures down to -15 C (5F) and often lower.
H - Hardy - are happy down to at least -5C (23F).
HH - Half hardy - can withstand down to around 0C (32F).
T - Tender - may be damaged by temperatures below 5C (41F)
WT Warm temperate can withstand temperatures between 5-10 C (41-50 F)
ST Sub Tropical are happy in temperatures between 10-15 C (50 59 F)
TR Tropical can withstand temperatures above 15 C (59 F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.

If in doubt, please do feel free to give us a call on 01386 562 999.

We offer plants in a range of formats so what you receive varies from plant to plant. The images below show what you will receive for each format.
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