Lamprocapnos spectabilis ‘Bleeding Heart’ syn. Dicentra spectabilis

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Description

Family- Papaveraceae
Growth- Herbaceous Perennial
Size- H: 40cm W: 40cm approx.
Position- Partial Shade, Woodland
Seed Count- 10 approx.

Nodding, soft pink heart shaped flowers dangle enticingly from arching flowers stems, amongst tender green leaves. Plant in a rich moisture retentive soil, dappled exposure and protection from winds, which can damage the foliage and blooms.

Sowing Advice-
Ideally sown in the autumn at temperatures around 18 to 22°C in a well drained compost, cover lightly with vermiculite. Do not cover as the seeds need light to germinate. Place the container in a bed of water, ensuring moisture throughout the compost, then drain. Keep at 18 to 22°C for 2 to 4 weeks. Then move seeds to a fridge at 4°C for 4 to 6 weeks, Finally bring back into 5 to 12°  for germination. Seeds are slow to germinate, taking from 30 to 180 days.

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