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Dicentra - 'Langtrees' (Dutchman's Trousers, Dicentra)

Dicentra - 'Langtrees' (Dutchman's Trousers, Dicentra)
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Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Spreading clump
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer), Grey Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Dicentra - Cultivation Notes

This low growing herbaceous perennial does best in a sheltered spot in dappled shade, but this variety will tolerate more sun thats its taller cousins in the Dicentra Genus. Ideally plant in a permenantly moist humus rich soil. Cut back any dead foliage and flowers in autumn and propagate tired clumps by division and mulch regularly.This low growing woodland herbaceous perennial prefers being located in a sheltered spot in dappled shade. Plant in a moist humus rich garden soil that is neutral or alkaline. Cut back dead foliage and flowers in autumn and propagate tired clumps by division and mulch regularly. Beware of seedlings which may not come true to colour - avoid by swiftly dead heading.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Dicentra:

  • Suitable for container growing
  • Tolerates permanently wet soil

Weaknesses of Dicentra

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations

Design & Plant Use for Dicentra:

  • Summer flowering plant suitable for drift planting
  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
  • Ideal for naturalistic woodland planting

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Common Missspellings: Dicentrer, Decentra, Diecentra

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