If you have limited space, no garden at all or just prefer container gardening, this kit is made for you! Container gardening makes it easy to care for your plants. As long as you have space on your porch, deck, patio or balcony for a medium-sized container, you can garden. Our decorative rattan planter (sized 12 x 12 x 16") comes with a hard-shell, inner plastic growing pot, bag of medium, planting stock, gardening gloves and growing directions.
About this Variety
Bleeding Heart is a fast growing perennial that produces delicate heart-shaped flowers in spring above fern-like foliage. Plant in areas protected from high winds and early frost. An excellent woodland plant that naturalizes easily and loves rich, evenly moist soil.
Bleeding Heart Pink is an old fashioned garden favorite, also known as Dicentra. It is one of America's favorite garden plants and is a timeless classic. It produces pink, heart-shaped flowers that dangle from arching stems.
- Loves heavy shade
- Excellent for bouquets and cut flower arrangements
- Grows well in containers, garden beds and borders
- Returns and blooms year after year
- Unique, heart shaped blooms
Full sun to partial shade
Grows 18-24" tall
Plant 1-2" deep
Grow as Perennial in zones 3-9, Grow as Annual elsewhere.
First, decide where the planted will be located and if you want the pot needs drainage. Proper drainage is key if you are placing the planter outside. If placing outside, remove the drainage plug(s) from the bottom. Empty about 85% of the medium bag into the pot. Firm and smooth the planting medium. Next, place the plants onto the soil, center within the space, spread out roots then add remaining medium on top. Water well, saturating the soil deeply. Continue to saturate soil for first few days then water as need. Sit back and let mother nature do her thing!
Plants in containers are above soil level and exposed to the elements which make them more prone to freeze damage during the winter than plants planted in the garden. Take extra precautions and overwinter the planter in a protected area (shed or garage) during freezing temperatures (best to provide a winter environment that is one zone hardier than your area). To overwinter: Water plants thoroughly and move borderline-hardy plants into a protected area to increase chance of survival. Because the plant is dormant, light isn't required. Check every few weeks to ensure the planting medium isn't dry. Water sparingly. Overwatering can cause the plants to come out of dormancy. Place planter back outside to restart its cycle when spring and warmer temperatures return!