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Dicentra macrantha (Yellow bleeding heart)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
0.6m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.45m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity
Toxic - All parts cause severe discomfort if eaten.
Toxic - All parts cause severe discomfort if eaten.
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name: Dicentra macrantha

Other names: Yellow bleeding heart

Genus: Dicentra Dicentra

Species: D. macrantha - D. macrantha is a spreading perennial with toothed, pale to yellow-green leaves borne on yellow-green stalks and narrow, creamy-yellow flowers in late spring.


Dicentra macrantha is: Deciduous

Flower: Pale-yellow in Spring

Foliage: Yellow-green, Pale-yellow in Spring; Yellow-green, Pale-yellow in Summer; Yellow-green, Pale-yellow in Autumn

Habit: Arching, Branching, Spreading

Toxicity: All parts cause severe discomfort if eaten.

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Slugs Slugs

Diseases: Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning: Cut back to the base in late autumn.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Dicentra macrantha (Yellow bleeding heart) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Underplanting, Wildflower, Woodland

Cultivation: Plant in moist, fertile, humus-rich soil in a partially shaded, sheltered site protected from cold, drying winds and late frosts.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Shade, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)


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Botanical name: Dicentra macrantha

Other names: Yellow bleeding heart

Genus: Dicentra Dicentra

Species: D. macrantha - D. macrantha is a spreading perennial with toothed, pale to yellow-green leaves borne on yellow-green stalks and narrow, creamy-yellow flowers in late spring.


Dicentra macrantha is: Deciduous

Flower: Pale-yellow in Spring

Foliage: Yellow-green, Pale-yellow in Spring; Yellow-green, Pale-yellow in Summer; Yellow-green, Pale-yellow in Autumn

Habit: Arching, Branching, Spreading

Toxicity: All parts cause severe discomfort if eaten.

Watch out for

Specific pests: Slugs

Diseases: Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning: Cut back to the base in late autumn.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


Sign up for your FREE ACCOUNT today or login to receive detailed monthly care instructions

Dicentra macrantha (Yellow bleeding heart) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Underplanting, Wildflower, Woodland

Cultivation: Plant in moist, fertile, humus-rich soil in a partially shaded, sheltered site protected from cold, drying winds and late frosts.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Shade, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)


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