GROW­ING NOTES

Kent Life - - Garden Life -

Di­cen­tra, Bleed­ing heart

tra­di­tional peren­nial

strings of heart-shaped flow­ers

di­vided fo­liage

flow­ers con­sist of two re­flexed lobes with cen­tral col­umn that re­sem­bles a dan­gling drop of blood

blooms four to six weeks in spring

part shade

ex­tremely tol­er­ant of heat and cold

moist, hu­mus-rich soil

can di­vide clumps in au­tumn

pretty mixed with spring bulbs, prim­roses and wild­flow­ers

Rhodo­den­drons and aza­leas edge a gravel path

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