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Dicentra 'Pearl Drops' (Bleeding heart 'Pearl Drops')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Dicentra 'Pearl Drops'

Other names

Bleeding heart 'Pearl Drops'

Genus

Dicentra Dicentra

Variety or Cultivar

'Pearl Drops' _ 'Pearl Drops' is a herbaceous perennial with a compact, arching habit, and glaucous, finely divided leaves and pendent, pink-flushed, white flowers in spring and summer.


Dicentra 'Pearl Drops' is: Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Branching, Spreading

Toxicity

Careful: All parts cause severe discomfort if eaten. Leaves may trigger skin allergies.

Flower

White, Flushed pink in Spring; White, Flushed pink in Summer

Foliage

Grey, Grey-green in Spring; Grey, Grey-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Root cuttings, Seed


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Where to grow

Dicentra 'Pearl Drops' (Bleeding heart 'Pearl Drops') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Ground Cover, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in moist, fertile, humus-rich soil. Best positioned in bright semi shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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

Botanical name

Dicentra 'Pearl Drops'

Other names

Bleeding heart 'Pearl Drops'

Genus

Dicentra Dicentra

Variety or Cultivar

'Pearl Drops' _ 'Pearl Drops' is a herbaceous perennial with a compact, arching habit, and glaucous, finely divided leaves and pendent, pink-flushed, white flowers in spring and summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Branching, Spreading

Toxicity

Careful: All parts cause severe discomfort if eaten. Leaves may trigger skin allergies.


Colour

Flower

White, Flushed pink in Spring; White, Flushed pink in Summer

Foliage

Grey, Grey-green in Spring; Grey, Grey-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Root cuttings, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Dicentra 'Pearl Drops' (Bleeding heart 'Pearl Drops') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Ground Cover, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in moist, fertile, humus-rich soil. Best positioned in bright semi shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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