Dicentra spectabilisItem #0484 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
Named for its beloved dangling heart-shaped flowers. An old time perennial that loves the shade producing a spectacular array of tall wands lined with dangling blossoms. Spreads in loose moist soil into large clumps. Asian garden staple that naturalizes well with American mountain natives.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Large, old fashioned garden perennial, grows to 3 ft tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:dye-SEN-tra spec-TA-bah-lissPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Large, old fashioned garden perennial, grows to 3 ft tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Early through Late SpringFlower color:Red
- CareCare InformationPrefers fertile, humusy, neutral pH, loose, well-drained soils; avoid heavy, soggy soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. May go dormant in hot, dry summer conditions. Apply a low-nitrogen fertilizer in early spring. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge in spring.Light Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.