Old Fashion Bleeding Heart


Perennial Old Fashion Bleeding Heart – DICENTRA spectabilis. 30-36″ tall with equal spread, part-full shade, late spring bloom. Puffy, heart-shaped, rose-pink petals with white tips dangle beneath arching, leafless stems. Forms large, bushy clumps of powdery-green foliage. Attracts hummingbirds and is bee friendly. Deer resistant. Zones 3-9. #1 grade, bareroot.

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Dicentra is most at home in woodland settings. It likes rich, loose soil that is evenly moist but also well-drained. At planting time, add lots of compost, humus, or peat moss to the soil to enhance its water retention capabilities. Plants will not grow well in heavy clay soils.

Dicentra should be planted in locations that are protected from high winds and early frosts, such as the edges of woodlands or on the north or east sides of buildings. It may be propagated by division in either spring or fall, taking great care to keep the fleshy roots intact when transplanting. If spent flowers are not removed, small pods develop and drop their seeds when mature and dry. If these seeds are left undisturbed, they will germinate the following spring. The resulting plantlets are easy to transplant while they are still small.

Garden Style:
Cottage, Eclectic, Woodland Shade
Other Features:
Border Plant, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Easy To Grow, Specimen, Focal Point

Plant Height 25-36 in
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Spring, Summer, Fall