Duchman’s breeches. This North American native forms a clump of feathery foliage.
Dicentra: (Zones 1,2) - See also General Bulb Growing Instructions
This plant is also known as bleeding heart because of its unusual heart shaped flowers. It has fern like leaves and likes part shade to full shade situations. Can grow in cool climates. Keep Dicentra moist but plant in well drained soil to avoid water logging. Fertilise with blood and bone or general purpose fertiliser at planting and then apply a topdressing in early spring. It will flower in mid to late spring. Plant 30cm apart.
Aspect: Full Sun;Half Sun
Growing Zones: Zones 1, 2 (refer to Climate Map)
Product Type: Rare and Unusual
Product code: DCU
Scientific Name: Dicentra cucullaria
Supplied as: Damp Packed
Water Wise: No
Planting Time: Mar;Apr;May
End Use: Pots;Rockery;Garden;Naturalising
Frost Hardy: Yes