Puriri Lane | Dicentra scandens | Climbing Bleeding Heart
Puriri Lane | Dicentra scandens | Climbing Bleeding Heart

Dicentra scandens | Climbing Bleeding Heart

Regular price $15.00 Save $-15.00

We have not seen this beauty here so if you are a lover of Dicentra as I am, then add this climber to your collection.  Dicentra scandens which has very pretty little hanging lemon coloured heart-shaped flowers that hang amongst its ferny foliage  Planted with other shade lovers such as Ferns, Hostas and Hellebores, Dicentra adds charm and beauty to a woodland or shady area of the garden. Bleeding-heart adds a wow factor to your garden when it is fully grown. We grow our Dicentra through other shrubs and trees which flower at different times or you can make a teepee using our metal bird stakes to support it which also looks lovely. Dicentra prefers to be in the shade and enjoys a cooler climate, but can survive in hotter weather if kept moist constantly, we mulch ours and give the roots a cool root run in a shaded area and it is quite at home in our humid climate.  Dicentra scandens is naturally dormant in the summer, and the cooler your climate the more profusely it will flower.

Dicentra thrives in humus-rich, moisture-retentive soil. Keep it well watered during periods of drought especially if planted in a sunny position, drought conditions will result in the plant going into early dormancy.  Prolonged wet soil, however, can prove fatal so finding that perfect spot is important.  Once established, Bleeding Hearts have brittle roots and don't like disturbance, so take care when planting around its base. Flowers in spring and likes a shaded position which climbing through trees will provide.

After flowering, cut the plant down to around 15 cm, this will encourage new growth and often will produce a smaller crop of flowers in late summer or autumn.

We also have Dicentra eximia Alba and the very pretty Dicentra eximia

Height to around 3 metres x approximately 2 metres wide


Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent of 1.2 litres

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz