- Cut off faded flowers as you go to stimulate the appearance of new flowers.
- Fertilize in the spring
- Water in case of drought or hot weather
- Protect Marie’s heart from winter frosts.
More about the heart of Mary
This magnificent bulbous perennial transports you and makes you dream just by mentioning its name.
It is indeed on a stem 20 to 30 cm long that will develop very pretty pink, red or white hearts 2 to 3 cm long.
The heart of Mary, or heart of Jeannette, is an ornamental plant par excellence and will find its place as well in beds, borders, or planters.
This plant will amaze you all summer long, in the garden or on your terrace!
Finally, Marie’s heart is toxic and deserves to be handled with gloves to avoid any risk of skin irritation.
Varieties of Heart of Mary
Although most varieties of Mary’s Heart have pink flowers, we also have a white-flowered Mary’s Heart, the ‘dicentra cucullaria’ or ‘dicentra Formosa aurora’
Interesting pink flowering varieties include ‘dicentra eximia’, ‘dicentra Fire Cracker’
For more pleasure, vary the variety you will be enchanted by all their attractions.
How to multiply the heart of Mary?
Divide the stump in early spring, just before the young shoots restart. Divide into shards, each with several buds. Replant immediately in a pot or elsewhere in the garden. Water regularly, without excess, to help recovery.
A poisonous plant
Beneath this romantic allure hides a formidable poison! Don’t panic, just remember to handle the plant with gloves or wash your hands well afterward.