You can get three dicentra spectabilis
for pounds 7.
For me, the great plant in this group is dicentra spectabilis
goldheart with golden yellow foliage and bright red flowers with white small sections protruding.
PLANT OF THE WEEK: DICENTRA SPECTABILISONE of the loveliest herbaceous plants for late spring is Dicentra spectabilis.
Dicentra spectabilis is available everywhere, even packed dry in polythene bags from chain stores.
(Bleeding heart) THIS reliable, elegant, clump-forming perennial bears fragile-looking, heart-shaped flowers with rose-pink outer petals and white inner ones, hanging from arching stems, in late spring and early summer.
And there's alchemilla mollis, Japanese anemones - especially the white varieties - aquilegias, astrantias, brunnera, campanula persicifolia, coreopsis verticillata, dicentra spectabilis
, doronicum Miss Mason, echinops ritro, geraniums Wargrave, grandiflorum and Johnson's Blue, geum Mrs Bradshaw and Lady Stratheden, heleniums, hemerocallis or day lillies, lupins, lychnis coronaria, monarda, nepeta, phlox, pulmonarias, rudbeckias, sedum spectabile, sidalcea, stachys lanata and tradescantia.
The heart-shaped flowers of Dicentras come in the pretty pink and white of Dicentra spectabilis
or the pure white of Dicentra spectabilis
Earliest of all border plants, Dicentra spectabilis
is a spring joy.
Protect vulnerable leafy plants such as hostas by putting sharp grit and broken eggshells around the base of the plant as it is emerging Grow more plants that slugs dislike, such as achillea, aquilegia, aster, geum, verbascum, Dicentra spectabilis
, geranium, digitalis, euphorbia, nepeta, ornamental grasses and sedges Try to keep your garden tidy.
Other good choices include a white lilac, Syringa vulgaris `Alba' and a white Dicentra spectabilis
`Alba', which has heart-shaped flowers that last for a few weeks in early summer, while the ferny leaves look wonderful under trees or around shrubs.
ADRIENNE SAYS: The plant is Dicentra spectabilis
and is sometimes referred to as Bleeding Heart because of its rose-red, heart-shaped flowers that dangle gracefully from arching stems.
Other good choices include a white lilac,Syringa vulgar is Alba and a white Dicentra spectabilis
Alba, which has heart- shaped flowers that last for a few weeks in early summer, while the ferny leaves look wonderful under trees or around shrubs.
For shady areas, plant a carpet of Lamium Beacon Silver beneath arching stems of Dicentra spectabilis