Dicentra spectabilis Valentine - Bleeding Heart | Perennial Bare Root Plant
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Dicentra spectabilis Valentine - Bleeding Heart | Perennial Bare Root Plant

A taller and newer variety of Dicentra growing to a height of up to 75cm, ‘Valentine’ has heart-shaped cherry red flowers and dark grey-green foliage with maroon coloured graceful stems giving a wonderful contrast. 

450040 Price:  £7.99

A taller and newer variety of Dicentra growing to a height of up to 75cm, ‘Valentine’ has heart-shaped cherry red flowers and dark grey-green foliage with maroon coloured graceful stems giving a wonderful contrast. It flowers earlier in the season from April-May and is well worth growing for the eye-catching hues of the flowers, leaves and stems. Your bare root plant will come to you as a 3-5 eye root so will grow as a bigger plant in its first season. Dicentras prefer a cooler location in a partly shaded spot, but will grow in a partly sunny location if the soil is moist.

*The roots of Dicentra can be quite brittle in nature so handle with care when planting.

For more information on bare roots please click here.

Please note the second picture is a 'general' bare root picture and all varieties will look different when they arrive. You will receive full planting instructions with delivery. 

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Brand:  Brookside Nursery
Supplied as:  1 Bare Root
Habit:  Upright
Eventual Height:  75cm (30")
Position:  Partial Sun/Shade
Primary Flower Colour:  Red
Plant Type:  Perennial
Flowering Period:  April - May
Botanical name:  Dicentra spectabilis

Bare root perennials will benefit from a soak in a bucket of cold water for an hour before planting, to ensure that the roots are fully hydrated.

Dig a large enough hole to plant the whole root, without damaging it, and incorporate fresh compost with the soil to aid drainage.

Plant not too deeply but making sure the roots are covered with compost/soil mixture.  The crowns (the tops of the plants) should be 2/3cms below soil level.  If you can see a tiny amount of shoot or greenery make sure this is just above ground level.  Firm gently in ensuring there are no air pockets under or around the roots and water the area well.  This should be all the moisture they need until you can see the plants are actively growing.

Place a cane or label in the ground next to your bare root perennial just before you cover the roots over so that you know where and what you have planted.

*Do not plant bare perennials if the ground is waterlogged or frozen. If you need to plant when a very cold spell of weather is forecast, cover the area with cardboard or plastic sheeting to keep the worst of the cold out.

Alternatively, a very successful way to start off your bare root perennials is to plant up each bare root plant into a pot using fresh compost. Ensure that the pot is large enough for the roots to spread evenly in the pot. Plant not too deeply but making sure the roots are covered with compost. The crowns (the tops of the plants) should be 2/3cms below soil level. Water in well and place a label into each pot. Leave until early/mid-spring or once the weather is more clement, when they can be planted in their final flowering positions in the garden border.

The plants can be cut back in late autumn once they have flowered or you can keep the seedheads on as they look very pretty. 

Brookside Nursery Top Tip - Remember to water your bare root plants from spring throughout their first growing season to help establish healthy strong plants.

Our bare root perennials are available for dispatch during the month of March. If you have also ordered plug plants for dispatch in March or April, we will send your bareroots during the same week. Smaller orders are dispatched via Royal Mail 24 , larger orders via Parcelforce 24

If you have ordered bareroot plants only (or other non-plug plant varieties), we will allocate your order to a week in March or April for dispatch. You wll recieve an email shortly after you order to confirm when you should expect these. 

 

Average Rating (3 Reviews):  
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Rating:  
Great looking bare root plants
Wednesday, 13 May 2020  | 

Arrived pretty quickly considering these up in the air times. Well packaged and no damage on arrival. They are shooting well and I look forward to many years of pleasure from them. They are looking really good and healthy.


Rating:  
Would buy again.
Tuesday, 7 April 2020  | 

In fine fettle. Doing very well.


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Dicentra valentine
Tuesday, 17 March 2020  | 

Strong, excellent looking plants. Good size.


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