King of Hearts Dicentra
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Dicentra. King of Hearts boasts fancy, dark-red to violet flowers that are detailed and intricate. Foliage is lush and finely cut. Height 10-12". 2-3 eye roots.
Sold as: Pkg of 1
|1||Pkg of 1||$ 15.45 / pkg|
|2||Pkg of 1||$ 14.15 / pkg|
|3||Pkg of 1||$ 13.30 / pkg|
|4+||Pkg of 1||$ 12.55 / pkg|
It is a good idea to soak any bare-root perennials in water for a few hours, but not more then a day, before planting. Add organic matter to the area and provide good drainage unless the plant variety enjoys wet roots. 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 awhile before the plant shows itself. Perennials that come to you in pots should be watered well before planting also. Loosen and tight roots and plant at the same depth as the plant was in the pot. If the leaves are green and growing, you should protect them from frosts with mulch, reemay or any blanket. If white or pale yellow shoots have started to develop, protect them from wind and harsh sun until they green up. You can use any of the methods for protection as mentioned. Pay particular attention to watering any new plants during the first season. Once established plants generally have some drought tolerance and will only need to be watered if the season is hot and dry.
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.