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Dicentra Red Fountain

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One of the stars of the spring garden. Dicentra, often known as bleeding hearts, is a real show stopper. This lovely perennial plant has delicate heart-shaped flowers, in mid to late spring, they spray down from the foliage.

Dicentra can be grown in a pot, as well as the garden and is nice and hardy, so it can be kept outside all year round in the UK. Plant in groups for a shady border, but they grow well too in full sun.
Red Fountain has bright red flowers that gracefully drop from feathery, mounds of foliage. A statement flower in any space.

    Deep red flowers of Dicentra Red Fountain

    About the Dicentra Red Fountain

    Care Instructions

    Dicentra prefer a moist fertile soil. Thrives best grown in partial or dappled shade. Keep soil moist but not waterlogged.

    Position, sunlight and more

    Dicentra enjoy shady, cool locations. Partial/full sun is ok, as long as the weather is cool enough.

    Height and Spread

    Grows up to 30cm in height and will spread up to 30cm.

    Feeding, Pruning & more

    Feeding - Dicentra benefit from a time release fertilizer around spring.

    Pruning - Once the foliage has turned yellow, cut the plant back to the ground. Don't be impatient as up until that time the leaves are busy collecting food and energy for the next year. Deadhead after blooming.

    Propagation - Divide the Dicentra early spring, or when leaves die back. Alternatively, you can take root cuttings during the winter.

    Our pot & plant size explained

    At Newlands Nursery we grow and sell plants in a variety of different sizes, from small starter plants up to planted containers. 

    We know it can be tricky to picture the size of each plant. This page gives you an idea of the size of the plants we are sending out.

    Please keep in mind that plants vary from one season to the next. The size of the plant refers to the pot or plug it is grown in, rather than the height of the plant, unless specifically mentioned on the plant page. 

    Picture of plug plant size

    Starter Plant (Plug Plant)

    Plug Size: 2cm by 4cm. Our most popular size. This is often the most economical way of buying plants and is a great way to get a head start on the season. Generally this size is best to be potted up before planting out.

    Picture of Jumbo plug plant

    Jumbo Plug

    Plug Size: 6cm by 7cm. A fantastic alternative to a 9cm pot and saves on plastic too. The plants in this size are well established and give you a head start. This size is perfect for planting straight into containers and baskets as well as the garden.

    Picture of 9cm pot

    9cm pot

    Pot size: 9cm by 9-10cm. This size hold some well established plants, some of which maybe around 1 year old. We sell most of our ranges in this size and most of the plants sold in this size, are established enough to be planted straight outside.

    Picture of 13cm or 1 litre pot

    13cm or 1 litre pot

    Pot size: 12-13cm by 12-15cm Currently our largest size of plant, with the exception of our planted containers. Many of our House Plants are available in this size, as well as some special collections and varieties.

    • Flowering time and interest

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