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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
bleeding heart 'Stuart Boothman'
Dicentra 'Boothman's Variety'
Dicentra can be rhizomatous or tuberous perennials with attractively divided leaves and pendent, heart-shaped flowers, usually in arching panicles or racemes
'Stuart Boothman' is a compact herbaceous perennial to 35cm in height, with finely divided grey-green leaves and arching sprays of deep rosy-pink flowers
Toxicity All parts cause stomach ache if ingested, the foliage may aggravate skin allergies
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Poorly-drained
SoilChalk, Loam, Clay
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist, fertile, humus-rich soil, preferably neutral or slightly alkaline; site in partial shade although will tolerate sun if the soil is moist
Propagate by division in early spring or after the leaves have died down. Propagate by root cuttings in winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Prone to slugs
Generally disease free
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