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Dielytra Spectabilis

Dielytra SpectabilisThe Dielytra Spectabilis (Venus's Car, Bleeding Heart, or Lyre Flower) is one of the most elegant hardy perennials for forcing for table decorations, or cutting for vases.

The graceful, pendent branches are laden with beautiful red or purple heart-shaped flowers; these, combined with the delicate green of the foliage, give them a conspicuous place among plants. Out of doors in summer, among shrubs or herbaceous plants, they are exceedingly attractive.

Let them be planted in tufty groups in a warm, sheltered border of rich, light soil. They may be increased by division of the root, as in the Dahlia, or by cuttings.

Their height is about 3 feet.