Dicentra

Dicentra alba crop

Dicentra; Bleeding Hearts:

Dicentra’s are lovely plants for dappled shade. We only use the white flowered variety in our designs, purely as the white of the flower shows up in the shade much more than the pink version (which gives the plant it’s name).

 

This plant also has the prettiest foliage too, so it really is a showstopper once it has grown…the downside is getting it to point it can flower! Unfortunately, slugs and snails do find Dicentra a fantastic munch, so you will have to protect it.

 

However, please don’t smother the ground with slug pellets to protect it, as they kill off more than just the slugs. There are some really good  bug remedies that don’t involve killing everything else that you can use instead.

 

white - semi shade

 

 

 

(Main image: H Ardai)