Dicentra spectabilis
Dicentra spectabilis
Dicentra spectabilis
Dicentra spectabilis
Dicentra spectabilis
Dicentra spectabilis
Dicentra spectabilis

Dicentra spectabilis
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"Bleeding Heart"

SIZE 2/3

Great for shade

Good for cutting

Perfect for pots

Packed in peat-free compost

Hardy throughout the UK


If you have partially shaded part of the garden with a damp soil, there are few plants better for happily settling themselves into it than Dicentra spectabilis, also known as 'Bleeding Heart'. This distinctive plant is a classic and has long-been adored by gardeners as a fail-safe, go-to option for bringing a splash of colour to what could otherwise be a dull spot. Thanks to shade and moisture-loving goodies like this, you can spruce up the space with a generous patch of luscious greenery, topped off with effortlessly graceful arching stems, lavished with pretty pink pendant hearts!

If you’re looking for something low maintenance a reliable to pad out a planting scheme in conditions with lower light levels, such as an enclosed or small urban garden or perhaps a woodland area in a larger garden, Bleeding Heart will fill the role and flounce into action with a beautiful display from late spring through to summer!

Gracy knows:
"Dicentra spectabilis
has recently changed its official botanical name to Lamprocapnos spectabilis."




60-90 cm / 24-36"

Planting season:


Flowering time:


Botanical name:

Dicentra spectabilis / Lamprocapnos spectabilis

Light requirements:

Partial shade / full sun

Soil moisture:






  • Soak the roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting out
  • Plant your dicentra bare roots into temporary pots in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors
  • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots
  • Plant the dicentra roots so that they are fully submerged with the shoots just below the surface or any top growth exposed
  • Plant in borders or containers in early summer once in full growth
  • Space the plants 20-30cm apart
  • Water-in after planting and keep hydrated when in growth
  • Read more in our planting guide
  • Orders placed before 1 March 2022
    You can expect your order in March 2022
  • Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2022
    You can expect your order in April 2022
  • Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2022
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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