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Dicentra or broken heart - growing on the plot


Dicentra is called perennial and annual plants, the flower petals of which resemble a heart with a contrasting "droplet" in the center, as if they divide it into two. An exotic plant that grows in East Asia and North America may well adorn the flowerbeds in countries with a more severe climate.

Dicentra in landscape design

Shrub love garden garden decorators for their versatility. Low-growing varieties suitable for mixed planting on the hill. Plants of medium height are planted in flower beds and borders, and tall ones look good as a separate bush. Considering the flowering season of the dicenters, it is desirable to combine it in one composition with plants:

  • hellebore,
  • bathing suit
  • anemone,
  • narcissus
  • tulip
  • hyacinth
  • primroses
  • phlox.

Dicentra - types and varieties

There are only two types of shrubs - perennials and annuals. The latter grow in the wild, but are not cultivated in gardens, unlike perennial bushes. There are much more varieties of dicenters: there are about 25 species, but only a small part of them are domesticated. These include:

  1. Gorgeous fancy center. The growth of an adult plant is at least 1 m, it blooms in May, but blooms only for one month.
  2. Beautiful fiction. This is a bleaching center, planting and caring for which directly affect the life of flowers: with the help of fertilizers, it can “stretch” from May to the end of September.
  3. Excellent "broken heart." The gray-blue leaves of the plant resemble a fern, adorned with white, pink or dark purple inflorescences.
  4. Klobuchkonoska. The most undersized variety, reaching 15-20 cm, best known in the pharmaceutical industry.

How to plant the center?

Autumn planting is carried out under the film, which is removed with the establishment of stable warm weather. In the spring, seedlings are transferred to the ground after the removal of the remnants of the shelter, if it did not turn into humus. A further landing mechanism involves three steps:

  1. Digging holes, the depth of which takes into account the volume of the root system. The smaller of the possible options is 40 cm.
  2. Putting a mixture of rubble and broken bricks on the bottom of the hole. On top of it spread garden soil with the addition of compost.
  3. After placing the root Dicentra in the ground, he throws the ground to the level of the stem of the stem.

When to set the center?

The plant loves soft soil, warmed by sunlight, but poorly survives in frozen soil. The timing of planting is carried out with special care just for this reason: the bush should not die due to late snow or heavy rains. There are two options for selecting a date suitable for digging into the ground:

  1. If dicters are planted in the spring, the cuttings are driven into the ground in mid-April - early March.
  2. If it becomes necessary to transfer cuttings or parts of a large bush in the fall, the procedure is carried out in the first half of September.

Dicentra - growing

If the shrub is planted in compliance with all the rules in the right place, then cultivation should not cause any trouble. Dicentra flower is well tied and pleases the eye for a long time under certain conditions:

  1. Removal of diseased leaves. Rot or other diseases provoked by parasites can spread to neighboring shoots. The leaves are removed, and the remaining "wounds" are treated with garden pitch.
  2. Spraying leaves. At least once a month, the leaves should be sprayed with water mixed with mineral fertilizers.
  3. Loosening. To ensure the access of oxygen to the roots, the upper layer of the soil is periodically required to loosen with a shovel.

Care for the center

The plant content varies depending on the region of its growth. Initially, a thermophilic dysentr needs special care when landing in a temperate or cold climate. In the latter case, it will be able to bloom and not die in purely greenhouse conditions. Care about the center should take into account some of the nuances:

  1. With growth in the southern band, flowers appear early on it, which quickly open the cups. It is possible to prolong flowering almost until late autumn in warm weather, if you remove the already fading inflorescences. The bush requires abundant watering under the roots so that they do not dry out.
  2. When the climate is in the middle zone, the care of the Dicentra consists of moderate watering (there is a serious risk of excess moisture) and shelter of the roots in case of frost. Mulching is carried out using sawdust, pine needles or humus mixed with old roots of the shrub.
  3. In colder regions, the flower lives in a greenhouse, since no matter how unpretentious the center is, planting and caring for it at low temperatures will be completely useless. The plant is intensively fed with nitrogen, and when the last inflorescences depart, the wilted leaves and shoots are completely cut off, leaving little hemp. They are covered for the winter with a layer of peat 5–9 cm high.

Dicentre plant - feeding

Since the plant loves the shade, it needs enhanced soil nutrition. In addition to regular loosening, the perennial of the center needs fertilizers. Top dressing for it is produced in the form of a liquid product, which is mixed with water for irrigation and capsules immersed in the soil in close proximity to the root system. The following types of fertilizer are preferred:

  • manure infusion,
  • humus,
  • superphosphates
  • nitrogen-containing complexes.

Transplant Dicenter

"Broken heart" can be transplanted from place to place due to a change in the location of the flower bed or a decrease in the number of flowers produced on the bush. To strengthen the root system and rejuvenate it, resort to transfer to the site with nutrient or fertilizer-enriched soil. The advice of experienced gardeners will help decide when to replant the center; they recommend doing it in late April or early September. Carried out the transfer of the plant on this principle:

  1. A plant that has reached at least 3 years of age is carefully dug, following its fragile roots.
  2. The root system is saturated with air - for this, the center is left with exposed roots for 5-6 hours.
  3. The plant is divided into 2-3 parts: for this gloves are put on, because the juice of the stems and root is highly poisonous.
  4. Bushes dig into the ground and fertilize the usual mineral dressing.

How to multiply the center?

All varieties of this plant breed exclusively vegetatively. They are unpretentious when transplanted into the ground, quickly take root and give new shoots. The reproduction of the migrant can be done in one of the following ways:

  1. Sowing seeds. This is the most time-consuming option possible, because most varieties form an extremely small number of seeds, and some are completely devoid of them. If you still get the seeds, they are planted in the ground freshly harvested before the onset of autumn.
  2. The division of the bush. After planting, the care of Dicentra and its flowers remains unchanged for 4-5 years. After this period of time has elapsed, the roots of the plant expand so strongly that some parts of the shrub begin to die and the flowering stops. The ideal time for bush reproduction is coming - it must be completed before or immediately after the end of the growing season. Part of the roots is excavated and a 10-15 cm long shoot is cut off from them. It must be borne in mind that there should be 3-4 strong branches on it. Each such piece of branch is called a plot. They are planted in a permanent place of growth, in a well moistened with water.
  3. Cuttings. Dicentra, planting and care of which involves cutting as needed, can multiply by cuttings. Young shoots and root lengths of 20–25 cm in length are suitable for their role. Cuttings are immersed in the nutrient soil mixture by 10 cm and lightly tamped with their hands. If planting occurs in the cold season, the center is placed in the greenhouse and covered with foil. After 2-3 weeks, new leaves will appear on the stem, giving a signal that the plant can be transplanted to a permanent place.


Dicentra is a herbaceous perennial from the family Dymiankovye or Poppy. In nature, the flower can be found in Asian countries (Japan, China, Korea), as well as in the United States and Canada. In our country the center grows in forests in the Far East.

Homeland plants

The plant is a grassy shrub, from 50 cm to a meter in height, there are varieties - vines. The leaves are pinnate, strongly dissected into segments, from light green to dark green. Dicenter branches grow from the center of the bush, smoothly curving in a beautiful arc, on which large heart-shaped flowers are located. The color of the petals depends on the variety, and can be red, pink, yellow, white, pale blue. Inside the flower ripens the fruit-box with black seeds.


Brought many varieties of "Broken Heart", which can be grown in the garden and at home.

  • Dicentra gorgeous. A variety of garden plants with a height of 50 - 60 cm. The base of the bush is densely leafy with large, pinnate, strongly dissected leaves. Flowers, 2.5 - 3 cm in size, densely cover the branch - peduncle. The flower is winter-hardy and unpretentious, suitable for growing even for the northern regions of our country.

  • Gold Hart, with pink flowers,
  • Alba (snow white).


  • Dicentra beautiful forms a bush 30 cm tall, with two centimeter purple flowers. This type is suitable for decoration of rock gardens and mixbord front tier.

  • Aurora with white bloom,
  • Bacchanalia (bright red),
  • King of Hearts (pink).


    Dicentre exceptional - a miniature flower, with a bush, only 20 cm in height. The flowers of this “Broken Heart” are white, cream or pink. It blooms from May to August.

Exceptional Dicentra lazyaschaya can grow only in warm edges or greenhouse. The length of its creepers reaches 2 m and more, they are covered with large bright yellow flowers.

The Dicentra clinging vagabond forms a dwarf shrub, 18–20 cm high. It tolerates cold, therefore it is recommended for cultivation as a house flower. It blooms from mid-summer to October. Despite the small growth, the flowers are large up to 3 cm - white, pink or bright red.


After reviewing the photo of the flower, you can make sure that the name “broken heart” was given to him by chance.


Under natural conditions, a bleach grows on the forest edges, under the shade of tree crowns. In the open sunny place it will be uncomfortable, delicate petals will burn. In dense shade the plant feels good, but it blooms poorly.

Optimal for a flower, plant it next to large plants or openwork constructions so that light penumbra covers it during the day. In the wind, too, the center of the plant should not be planted, too delicate petals of a flower.

At home, the center is located on the north-eastern or eastern windows, pritenya in the midday hours.

Does not impose special requirements on the soil. It fits loose and fertile land, without stagnant moisture. In low places where melted water stagnates, the flower is not planted.

Does not impose special requirements on the soil. It fits loose and fertile land, without stagnant moisture. In low places where melted water stagnates, the flower is not planted.

Starting planting Dicentra, carefully dig up the soil, removing all the roots of weeds. On 1 square. a square meter is applied in mineral fertilizer (superphosphate or ready mix for flowers) - 25–30 g, and well-rotted manure or compost - up to 5 kg.

If the soil contains a high percentage of clay, add sand, up to 7 - 8 kg per square. At the bottom of the landing pit poured drainage (expanded clay, crushed stone). This will allow the water to leave without stagnating in the root zone.

The culture needs regular watering and loosening of the soil, weeding. It is possible to facilitate this work by mulching up the planting with a layer of peat, bark or small jackdaw. Mulch will not let the seeds of weeds germinate, retain moisture in the soil, protect the roots from overheating.

During the season, the “broken heart” is fed up to 5 times. Before flowering, organic fertilizers are applied (mullein infusion in a ratio of 1 to 10) or 15 g per 1 sq. Superphosphate. meter, during and after flowering - phosphorus-potassium. Fertilize the plant finish by August, so as not to provoke a bush to the formation of new greenery.

After flowering, faded buds are removed from the bush so that it does not waste strength on the formation of seeds. In addition, dying flowers spoil the appearance of the diphterres.

In the autumn (September - October), the above-ground part of the center is cut to a height of 5–7 cm. The base of the bush is sprinkled with peat or sawdust to a height of 12–15 cm, covered with lapnik or agrofabric. When the snow falls, you can put a small snowdrift on top of the shelter. In the spring, warming should be removed gradually, layer by layer, giving the flower to get used to the fresh air.

Pests, diseases

“Broken heart” is rarely affected by diseases, but you need to know why a flower can suffer. Dicentra can suffer root and stem rot, ring spots and microplasma disease. Unfortunately, the treatment centers are not effective, sick bushes are destroyed, and the soil is disinfected with formalin solution.

It is better to prevent the appearance of infection than to part with beautiful plants. To do this, comply with all the rules of growing a flower, and the soil before planting plants shed antibacterial drugs. It is impossible to flood a dicentru and plant it too thickly, then the plants will be healthy.

Dicentru can attack: aphids, cicadas and slugs. Pests are destroyed by spraying with insecticides, with a slight infection with folk remedies (soap solution, garlic infusion, wormwood).


The flower can be planted with cuttings, dividing the bush and seeds.

In the summer, cuttings are cut from adult bushes, 10–13 cm long, with a “heel” (a piece of bark from the stem of the Dicterra). Cut the twigs dipped in the root or heteroauxin, and planted in wet sand with peat. From above, the planting is covered with cut plastic bottles. Every day, the branches need to be opened for airing, and monitor the soil moisture. After 30 - 40 days a good beard of roots is formed on the handle. The seedling is left in the shkolka until the next season, or transplanted into a pot for indoor growing.

Once in 5 years the bush Dicentra needs division and transplantation. In the spring, as soon as the flower began to grow, it is carefully dug out with a fork, as the root system is quite fragile. The roots are slightly dried in the air so that they become softer and do not break, and cut into delenki. On each fragment of the root there should remain 3 - 4 shoots. Delenki seated in a prepared area, no closer than 40 cm to each other.


Seed breeding method detsentry long and painstaking. Seeds retain good germination for about two years, but in the condition of the middle band almost never ripen. Dicentra seeds are sown before winter, at the end of September, on a garden bed with loose and nutritious soil. Crops cover frost from frost. In the spring, the emerged shoots are transplanted to shkolka and grow another 2 years, before transplanting to a permanent place. Only then from the "broken heart" can we expect flowering.

You can sow a flower at home, after having preserved it for about three weeks in the refrigerator for stratification. The crops brought in heat keep at a temperature of +20 degrees, regularly moistening the soil.

Shoots hatch in a month. Caring for seedlings is carried out in the usual way: they pour moderately with cold water, carefully loosen the soil, prolong the light day in the winter period to 10-12 hours.


Dicentra are planted with low-growing varieties; paths are good, it is good on alpine hills and at the foot of conifers (juniper, thuja). It harmoniously combines with spring bulbous plants (daffodils and tulips).

You can plant low-growing varieties of "broken heart" in pots, and admire the subtle beauty of the flower at home, on the balcony or terrace.

The “broken heart” blooming for almost the entire summer season is good in shady flower beds, among ferns, astilbe, badana, aquilegia.

Large bushes Dicentra look harmoniously in single plantings. The shape of the bush is such that any neighbors seem redundant.

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Description: varieties and varieties Dicentra

The interest to the center is primarily caused by its flowers in the form of small open hearts, which wave at the slightest breath of the breeze, and few people are left indifferent. Gardeners believe that the dicentra, planting and caring for which are simple and easy, a great decoration for any flower garden.

In total, there are about 20 species of dicentres, however, no more than a dozen of them are cultivated. Among them there are giants up to a meter tall and toddlers, not exceeding 15 cm.

The names of most species to match the second name of the center.

  • Gorgeous fancy center. It grows to 1 m, blooms in May, blooms not for long, not more than a month. The flowers of this species are collected in racemes, leaves have different shades of top and bottom.

  • Beautiful fiction. It grows up to 40 cm. It blooms all summer beginning in June and ends in September.

  • Exceptional (excellent) dissentra. The gray-blue leaves of this species resemble a fern. The inflorescences are white, pink and dark purple.

  • Clobberling One of the smallest species. Grows up to 15 cm, inflorescences are white or pink. This variety is widely used in pharmaceuticals.

Attention. The leaves of the Dicenter are poisonous.

  • Canadian dietary center также относится к мелкорослым видам, растет не больше 25 см. Цветет с середины весны белым цветом.

  • Бродяжная дицентра. Considered a rare plant, the age of this variety according to some data exceeds ten centuries. It has dark bluish leaves and large white or pink-purple flowers on a thin stalk. Growth vagabond center no more than 15 cm.

  • Burning hearts (Burning Hearts). Is a hybrid vagabond and excellent varieties. Scarlet inflorescences look very impressive among soft silvery leaves, as if they really glow with a bright flame.

Planting Dicenter

A magnificent living center in its natural habitat (in the Far East) lives on gravelly slopes and very poorly tolerates dry air. But her American sisters are less capricious. But whatever type you choose, there are general rules:

  1. Dicentra is considered shade-loving, it grows remarkably under the shade of trees. When planting in shaded places, the flowering center begins to bloom later, but flowering lasts longer, and the colors of flowers are richer and brighter. But the direct sunlight rays flower difficult. Requires constant watering, looks paler and less blooms.
  2. Dycenter requires good drainage. It is necessary to water a flower often, especially in dry weather, but it is impossible to prevent water from stagnating, otherwise the roots of the plant may rot.
  3. “Weeping hearts” love fertile soil. In order to make the center fit well, drainage is first filled in the planting holes, and the remaining space is filled with loose garden soil mixed with compost. If you add a limestone crumb, the plant will thank you.

Plant Care

If the flower is planted in the correct and well prepared place, then the cultivation of the centers will not cause any trouble. The main thing to monitor the condition of the soil and ensure the correct watering. Dicentra can neither be dried nor overfilled.

Dicentra care begins in early spring when the first leaves begin to appear from the ground. At this time, the soil should be slightly loosened and mulched. In case of frosts, the plant is recommended to cover, otherwise young shoots may die.

It is possible to prolong the flowering of the dicters by constantly removing the already fading inflorescences. When the bush has completely faded, fading leaves must be cut, leaving little hemp. It is recommended to cover the center for the winter with a 5–8 cm layer of peat, if you plant it in the northern regions. It is not necessary to do this in a warmer climate;

Fertilizer and dressing

In early spring, the dietary center needs superphosphate fertilizer. And when the plant blooms, it is recommended to feed the bushes with nitrogen-containing fertilizers, which can prolong the flowering time of the centers. But in the fall, under each bush, humus is fertilized and the roots of the plant are watered with manure infusion. If you care for a Dicentra correctly, it will grow into a large and beautiful shrub.

Diseases and pests

Dictsentra rarely suffers due to its high immunity. However, the possibility of diseases and damage by pests cannot be ruled out. Of the most frequent infections can be identified tobacco mosaic and ring spot. It is easy to identify these diseases by the appearance of the leaves: young ones are covered with stripes and spots, while the more mature ones become similar to oak leaves, known for their pattern in the form of elongated rings.

There is also the likelihood of microplasma disease. In this case, the flowers of the dicenter become yellow or green, and their growth stops.

To prevent these diseases:

  • a month before planting, it is recommended to treat the soil with a 5% formalin solution,
  • planted bushes are regularly treated from aphids, which is a carrier of diseases,
  • timely destroy weeds around the bushes.

The most popular varieties with photos

In nature, there are more than 20 species of Dicterra, but not all of them are cultivated.

In the flower gardens currently not more than a dozen species of plants are grown, the most popular of which are the following:

Dicentra magnificent. The height of the plant is about 100 centimeters. The leaves are pinnatisect, concentrated at the base of the branches and form thick rosettes. Stems are fleshy, glabrous, with drooping flowers of diameters 2.5 centimeters. Maintains frosts to -35 degrees. Popular varieties of this species differ from each other in color of flowers:

  • Alba - monophonic white.
  • Gold Hart - pink flowers with white-pink center, foliage golden-yellow.

Dicentra beautiful. The birthplace of the species is North America. Bush height 30-40 centimeters. Foliage palmate-divided, collected in the basal rosettes. Stems 10-15 centimeters long covered with purple-pink flowers with a diameter of 2 centimeters. Varieties of species:

  • Aurora - pale pink flowers with snow-white center.
  • Bacchanal - oval-shaped bush, 40 centimeters in height. Flowers rich red with a pink drop in the center.

Dicentra beautiful variety Aurora

Dicentre exceptional. Low view with a height of the bush up to 25 centimeters. The leaves are pinnatisect, resemble fern foliage in shape. Flowers white-pink shade located on the drooping stems.

Dicentra climbing. Lianoobrazny bush with shoots up to 2 meters. Stems can be placed on the soil or on vertical supports. Triple leaves, petiolate. Inflorescences are formed on the stem and in the axils of the leaves. The most spectacular variety of the species - Golden vine with bright yellow flowers of elongated shape.

Dicentra lazyaschy grade Gold vines

Dicentra klobuchkovaya. The smallest species with a height of no more than 15 centimeters. Flowers are pink or white. The leaves of this species are poisonous. The form is used in the pharmaceutical industry, as it has medicinal properties.

Dicentra zolotnotsvetkovaya. The plant lives in Mexico and California, often populates fire places. The largest species grows from 45 to 152 centimeters in height. Flowers are golden yellow with curved petals. In growing one of the most fascinating species.

Dicentra single-flowered. The shape of flowers with unusually curved petals gave the mind the second name - ox head. Flowers solitary, white with a pink tinge. In cultivation, the species is rather complex and demanding of conditions.

Canadian Dicentre. Plant height 30 centimeters. The foliage is gray-green, the flowers are snow-white.

Soil for dictres

Dicentra can grow in any soil, but on light, drained, with a large amount of nutrient lands, it will feel more comfortable. In the soil per square meter add a bucket of humus and 20 grams of complex mineral fertilizer.

Dicentre not too whimsical to the soil

Heavy lands require more thorough preparation. The top layer of soil from the site for planting is removed and filled with soil of the following composition:

  • garden land - 2 parts,
  • leafy ground - 2 parts,
  • large river sand - 1 part,
  • humus - 0.5 parts.

In addition, 1 part of peat is added to the clay soil.

Features plant care

With proper selection of a place for cultivation and well-prepared soil, care for a Dicenter will not give the grower any particular trouble. But attention to the plant must begin immediately after the emergence of the first shoots from the ground. The soil immediately needs to be pierced in order to provide air access to the roots.

With the threat of spring frosts is not strong shoots need to cover, otherwise they may die. In this case, use a non-woven material of medium density.

During flowering, you need to regularly cut the stems with faded flowers. This will maintain the appearance of the bush, and at the same time will stimulate the formation of new flowers.

Dicentra unpretentious care

Watering and feeding

Dicentra does not tolerate both drying and over-wetting of the soil. Therefore, watering should be regular, as the soil dries on the surface, and moderate, so as not to cause stagnant water. Dicentre, planted in the sun, requires more frequent watering. If the plant is located in the shade of trees or shrubs, the amount of moisture is reduced. For irrigation use warm, distilled water. After watering, the next day, it is necessary to loosen the soil around the plant.

Immediately after the appearance of the first shoots, they start feeding the center of the center:

  1. the first feeding is carried out with nitrogen-containing fertilizers,
  2. the second, using superphosphate, - after the appearance of the first buds,
  3. the third feeding is carried out immediately after flowering infusion of mullein.

Plant after flowering

It is not advisable to collect seeds from the centers. Since this method of reproduction is not the best. If the florist wants to try to grow a center of the seeds collected by himself, the boxes formed in flowers should be left on the stem for ripening. Leave flowers on all stems is not worth it, because after this new flower shoots will no longer form.

Leaving in the fall and preparing for winter consists in pruning and sheltering the plant. At the end of flowering, the entire above-ground part of the center is completely cut to a height of 5 centimeters. Only rhizomes of plants overwinter in open ground.

Winter care in the Moscow region is mulching the soil and the subsequent shelter. For winter, planting is covered with a layer of peat about 8 centimeters thick. Too high a layer can not be done, as the roots under a dense pillow can begin to rot.

Dicentra can successfully winter in a pot

In a more severe climate, for example, in Siberia, the plant can be preserved by wintering in a pot. In the autumn the digentre is dug and placed in equal parts in a pot with a mixture of soil, sand and peat. A pot with a rhizome planted in it is placed in a cool room (basement or cellar) until the end of January. In February, the pot put on the light in the heat and watered. In the spring the plant is planted in open ground.

Application in landscape design

The flowering of this original plant lasts from May to September, so the center is increasingly becoming a subject of attention of gardeners. Its use in landscape design is quite diverse. Dicentra looks great in planting with other shade-tolerant plants. It goes well with lungwort, bathing, daffodils, hosts, hyacinths.

Low-growing varieties Dicenter will be the perfect decoration of rockeries. Tall bushes are better to plant in groups in single beds. Looks great against a background of coniferous trees and shrubs. Varieties with fern leaves are ideal for planting in rocky gardens and alpine gardens.

With the subtleties of growing and caring for a Dentsentra, you will be introduced to the proposed video material. Enjoy watching!

The legend says

This plant in the form of a heart appeared in Europe in the early 19th century, and came from Japan. There are many beliefs associated with it. So, according to French legend, a young girl Jeanette fervently fell in love with a guy who was a hunter. He helped her once when she got lost in the forest. But the next time Jeanette met her prince with another girl. The heart did not withstand such disappointment and broke, turning into a small flower, which the French began to call “Jeanette's heart”.

German history promises a meeting with the bride / groom if, on the way home, young people pluck flower flower centers and lay closer to the heart.


In total there are about 20 of its species, but only three are used in ornamental gardening.

  1. "Gorgeous." This view, presented in the photo, is the very “broken heart”. In size and splendor flowering surpasses all other varieties. Most often, the plant has bright pink flowers.
  2. "Beautiful." This is a mini version. It grows no more than 30 cm tall and has small purple or white flowers.
  3. "Exceptional." Perennial species, reaching a height of only 25 cm. Its leaves look like a fern, and the flowers are flat with curved petals.

Preparing for planting and watering

Dicentra is an absolutely unpretentious plant, it grows with a small bush, 30-60 cm high. At one place a flower can grow up to 8 years, after which it needs to be transplanted. Blossom "broken heart" begins in May, and this period lasts about a month, but very dependent on air temperature. If the weather is hot, then the flower stalks may fall off faster, and vice versa - if comfortable warmth is maintained, then the flowering period may last.

The plant will feel great both in the sun and in the shade, so you can choose any place convenient for you. The soil for the dicter should be moisture-proof, so that the water does not stagnate for a long time, because it can lead to rotting. Land for planting should be well dug over and fertilized. If you are not too lazy to buy and make mineral fertilizers, the plant will surely delight you with its pomp.

"Broken Heart" loves sandy and stony soil. If you don’t have those in the area, make a drainage layer at the drop-off point to be placed under the top of the ground. For it, you can use fine expanded clay, small gravel or even river sand.

Watering after planting, as a rule, is not needed. But watch the temperature of the air and the soil, if it is already hot outside, the plant needs moisture.

How to care?

From that, how correctly and attentively you will look after the “broken heart”, its appearance depends. In a sunny place, the plant will quickly begin to bloom, but the flower stalks will be small and soon bloom, but in the shade the color will get longer, but the “hearts” will be large and bright. To ensure proper care of the center, several rules should be followed:

  1. Lush and beautiful buds will appear on the bush if you pre-fertilize the earth with superphosphate and feed it 3 more times in the process of flowering.
  2. After the bleaching plant has faded, and the bush continues to turn green, you need to apply fertilizer with nitrogen to the soil, which will help to form a new color.
  3. If the air temperature begins to decline significantly, the bush should be covered.
  4. Flowers that have wilted must be removed on time, this will prolong flowering.