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'Bucchanal' Bleeding Hearts

Botanical name: Dicentra formosa 'Bucchanal'
Family: Fumariaceae
Plant type: Herbaceous perennial.
Plant size: 40-50cm x 40-50cm
Depth & spacing: Plant with the crown of the plant at soil level & 40-50cm apart.
Watering: For best effects, keep the soil moist & cool, especially during Summer. Applying a mulch will make this easy!
Frost tolerances: Fully hardy.
Flowering time: Spring to Autumn.
Preferred soil: Rich & moist
Preferred aspect: This Dicentra tolerates full sun but performs best in light to medium shade
Climates: Cool.
Fertilising: Use a complete fertiliser applied annually in early Spring.
Pruning: Trim any untidy foliage in Winter to keep plant neat.
Uses & comments: The real joy of this plant is that it's more tolerant of Australia's climate than are other Dicentra & so it's easier to grow and enjoy.

Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:32 AM
Keywords: 'Bucchanal' Bleeding Hearts, plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb

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