• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Dicentra 'Luxuriant'

Bleeding heart 'Luxuriant'

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
Bleeding heart 'Luxuriant'

© � RHS 1999

  • Other common names Bleeding heart 'Luxuriant'

  • Genus Dicentra can be rhizomatous or tuberous perennials with attractively divided leaves and pendent, heart-shaped flowers, usually in arching panicles or racemes

  • Family Papaveraceae / Papaveraceae

  • Species 'Luxuriant' is a compact herbaceous perennial to 40cm tall, with finely divided leaves and arching sprays of red flowers from late spring

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

  • Toxicity All parts cause stomach ache if ingested, the foliage may aggravate skin allergies

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)
    Old hardiness ratings

    While we update our systems with the new hardiness ratings you may still see old hardiness ratings in your search results. These are denoted as 'Old'.

    • H1 - Requires heated glass
    • H2 - Requires unheated glass
    • H3 - Hardy outside in some regions of the UK
    • H4 - Hardy throughout the UK
    • H1 + H3 - Requires heated glass but may be grown outside in summer

    For full details of the hardiness ratings see

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    H5

Colour

Sunlight

  • Partial Shade

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect North-facing or East-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained, Poorly-drained

  • SoilClay, Loam, Chalk

  • pHAlkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in moist, fertile, humus-rich soil, preferably neutral or slightly alkaline. Does best in partial shade although will tolerate sunnier spot if the soil is moist

Propagation Propagate by division in early spring or after the leaves have died down

Suggested planting locations and garden types Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Garden Edging Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests Slugs and snails can attack the foliage in spring

Diseases Generally disease free

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