Dicentra formosa 'Bacchanal'

This is a compact, vigorous, clump-forming variety of bleeding heart with deep wine-red heart shaped flowers on slender arching stems. More
1 x 9cm plant, for autumn planting 200644-1 £4.95 Delivery late September
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3 x 9cm plants, for autumn planting 200644-3 £12.95 Delivery late September
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This is a compact, vigorous, clump-forming variety of bleeding heart with deep wine-red heart shaped flowers on slender arching stems.

It’s easy to grow and if you remove spent blooms it will keep producing flowers from late spring right through summer.

A good choice for a shady spot but will also tolerate sun, as long as the soil is kept moist.

Genus Dicentra
Group/Species formosa
Variety Bacchanal
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Bleeding Heart
Border Position Front, Ground Cover
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant in groups of 3 or more in moist shady soil. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting.
Care Tips Lift and divide large clumps in late autumn when the leaves have died down, taking care not to damage the roots.
Flowering April - August
Harvesting Flower production: 4-5 months.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice

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Delivery

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Dicentra formosa 'Bacchanal' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Lindsay

This was a very small plant and never flourished at all. However I may try again because at my previous home it grew like a weed in pink. It flowered all summer and we bought it as a plant that does well in shade. Worth anther try to see if it is a larger plant.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Patricia

Beautiful healthy plants. Arrived well packaged. They settled in quickly and I am now awaiting their reappearance next year. I always appreciate the advice that comes with the plants as to their needs care and place to thrive.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Barbara

All survived, which is a plus in my experience of mail order.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Albert

Not the plants I expected have not grown to the size as described and although they have flowered profusely the heads are quite small .The delivery service was not good had to wait longer than told for the plants .

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Derek

A single leaf appeared in spring but has since disappeared.