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Dicentra macrantha (Yellow bleeding heart)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
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

Habit

Arching, Branching, Spreading

Toxicity

All parts cause severe discomfort if eaten.

Flower

Pale-yellow in Spring

Foliage

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

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.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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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)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Branching, Spreading

Toxicity

All parts cause severe discomfort if eaten.


Colour

Flower

Pale-yellow in Spring

Foliage

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


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back to the base in late autumn.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


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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