• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing; reaches 18 in. tall, 10 to 18 in. wide in bloom.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Plant
    Blooms:
    Spring through Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:dy-SEN-tra
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing; reaches 18 in. tall, 10 to 18 in. wide in bloom.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring through Summer
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleCottage
    Design IdeasUse Bleeding Heart in troublesome shade gardens, where it will thrive amidst other herbaceous perennials. May be used as an individual or in a mass, where the combined flower stalks makes a much more visible impact. With its Fern-like foliage, this plant adds delicate greenery to carefully composed corners or shaded niches in architecture.
    Companion PlantsHosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Painted Fern (Athyrium); Ligularia (Ligularia); Coral Bells (Heuchera);
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in humus-rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Water regularly during growing the season; avoid overly wet soils in winter. For a tidy appearance, remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge in spring. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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