Valentine® Bleeding Heart
Valentine® Bleeding Heart
Dicentra spectabilis 'Hordival' Plant Patent #22,739Item #0490 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8
An old-fashioned favorite with a vibrant new look, this superb perennial displays clusters of heart-shaped deep red flowers from arching red stems over a long bloom season. Deeply lobed gray to purplish-green foliage forms neat, compact clumps. Pairs well with hostas and ferns that will fill in as the foliage retreats in summer. Herbaceous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Mounding clumps, 24 to 30 in. tall, 36 in. wide.
- DetailPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth habit:MoundingAverage landscape size:Mounding clumps, 24 to 30 in. tall, 36 in. wide.Foliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:Late Spring to Early SummerFlower color:RedPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasIn climates with ample summer moisture and mild to moderate temperatures, the foliage often remains present until the fall, making this a fantastic perennial for shade and woodland garden settings. After its brilliant floral display in the spring, the plants may go through a dormant period in hot and dry summer areas; plant among other summer blooming perennials for best effect. Bleeding Heart makes a great spring flowering perennial for containers, a seasonal indoor flowering house plant, and is a delightful addition to fresh floral bouquets.Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Astilbe (Astilbe); Soft Shield Fern (Polystichum); Hosta (Hosta); Ligularia (Ligularia)
- CareCare InformationGrows easily in average, well-drained soils; prefers moist, enriched soils. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Avoid overly wet soils in winter and dryness in summer. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Foliage often goes dormant by summer. May self-seed in optimum conditions.Light Needs:Full shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This selection was discovered as a chance seedling by Phyllis and Lyle Sarrazin of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada and was brought to the market by Pride of Place Plants. Selected for its remarkable racemes of true red flowers, set prolifically on dark red stems, shown on a much more compact plant, this exceptional perennial won the top award at the ISU Evaluation of New Perennials, The Netherlands, August, 2012.
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