Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Dicentra Spectabilis. Dangling bright pink and white heart-shaped blossoms atop a bushy, upright mound of light green foliage. Easy-care, shade loving perennials grow quickly and spread up to 3' tall and wide. Height 18-30". 2-3 eye roots.
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It is very important to plant as soon as possible after you receive them. If it is necessary to store them for a short time before planting them, open the plastic bags. If the roots appear dry, soak them for a few hours in warm water. Store in slightly moist peat moss in a cold, but not freezing location until you can plant. They can also be placed in pots of soil if planting will be delayed for more than 2 weeks. Use any peat-based potting soil and pots with drainage holes.
Soak bare-root perennials in water for a few hours before planting. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be a while before the plant shows itself.
Dicentra should be planted with the crown 2″ below the soil line and 12-24" apart. Plant in moist, rich, well-drained soil in full to part shade.
Keep plants well watered throughout the summer, especially in warmer weather. Leaves are susceptible to leaf spot. The easiest solution is to shear back the affected foliage.
Dicentra should be divided after flowering, so you don’t sacrifice bloom. The fringed-leaf varieties divide nicely early in spring, as they are emerging.