Dicentra, Bleeding Heart

Bloom Season: Spring

Plant Habit: Mounding, upright

Characteristics: Easy care

Water: Medium, light

Height: 24" - 36"

Width: 24" - 36"

Exposure: Part shade to dappled sun.

Varieties available: Common Bleeding Heart

                                 White  Common Bleeding Heart


General Information: 

Bleeding heart plants, scientifically known as Dicentra are herbaceous perennials. These stunning plants are native to Asia and are renowned for their unique heart-shaped flowers that appear to be "bleeding" from the bottom.

 These plants prefer partial shade or filtered sunlight, as direct sunlight can scorch their delicate foliage. Additionally, they thrive in moist, well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter.

Choose a location in your garden that receives morning sun and afternoon shade. Dig a hole that is slightly larger than the root ball of the plant and place it in the hole, ensuring that the crown is level with the soil surface. Backfill the hole with soil and gently firm it around the plant.

 Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water deeply once or twice a week, depending on the weather conditions. Mulching around the base of the plant can help retain moisture and suppress weed growth.

Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring to promote healthy growth. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the appropriate dosage.

Bleeding heart plants are generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, they can occasionally be affected by slugs, snails, or powdery mildew. Regularly inspect your plants and take appropriate measures if necessary.

Bleeding heart plants are a delightful addition to any garden, providing a touch of elegance and charm. Their unique flowers and graceful foliage make them a favorite among gardeners and flower enthusiasts alike.




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