Dicentra spectabilis Red
Remarkable cottage garden plants with exquisitely formed flowers, which ‘bleed’ floral droplets from the centre of the heart shaped flowers, great for planting under trees and tallshrubs. This plant also does well in pots or in the border.
They are completely hardy with hundreds if not thousands of flowers in just a couple of years.
Details Dicentra spectabilis Red
- Low Maintenance
- Blooms: May – June
- Flower colour: red
- Full grown: 2 Years
- Full grown height: 50 – 75 cm
- Full grown width: 25 – 50 cm
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 15 cm
- Plant spacing: 45 cm
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
- Harmful if eaten
- Preferred soil: Grows in any soil
How to take care of Dicentra Spectabilis Red
Dicentra Spectabilis Red is best planted where they can be protected from cold spring winds as early buds are easily damaged. Dicentra Spectabilis Red works well in a humus rich moist soil and once established can be quite drought tolerant.
Place Dicentra Spectabilis Red in a sheltered sunny position with a little shade. If the clumps need dividing in the future, it’s best to do it in autumn, taking extra care not to damage the central crown.
No pruning or deadheading required. Attention: Harmful if eaten and via skin especially the roots. Wear gloves when handling Dicentra Spectabilis Red and do not plant near vegetables.