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Dicentra cucullaria

Dicentra cucullaria

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Dutchman’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)

Flowers: Oct;Nov

Product Type: Rare and Exotic

Product code: DCU

Scientific Name: Dicentra cucullaria

Supplied as: Damp Packed

Water Wise: No

Colour: White

Planting Time: Mar;Apr;May

End Use: Pots;Rockery;Garden;Naturalising

Frost Hardy: Yes

Height: 40cm

Growing Map