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

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

This lower growing more compact variety of Dicentra has a more compact habit, making suitable for planting in numbers as ground cover than other taller upright varieties. The dusty blue foliage is is also more interesting which provides interest after distinctive white blossom passes, providing a contrast with other boldly coloured foliage plants.


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 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 herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
  • Ideal for naturalistic woodland planting
If you like this plant you may also be interested in these:
plants for pots and containers
plants and shrubs for very wet soil
flowering border plants

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Common Missspellings: Dicentrer, Decentra, Diecentra

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