Plant of the week

Dicentra ‘spectalis’, and ‘alba’.
Commonly known as bleeding heart, this is an elegant perennial, flowering from late spring until early summer.

It thrives in damp shady positions, and works its magic to great effect in the woodland garden.

Enriching the soil with organic matter during planting and thereafter annually as a surface mulch will help to ensure a healthy specimen.

Click on these images to enlarge, revealing in more detail the heart shaped flowers along the arching stems, and deeply cut green leaves.

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