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Dicentra Spectabilis

Sheena’s Star Plant of the Month: Dicentra Spectabilis


Dicentra Spectabilis is an ideal plant for a shady border, especially if you like the country cottage look. As well as the pink species there is an attractive white one – great for a woodland look. Its common names are ‘Bleeding Heart’ and ‘Dutchman’s Breeches’, obviously derived from the unusual shape of the flowers. It’s a good one to grow with bold foliage plants – hostas, for example – and very easy to look after.

Dicentra Spectabilis

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