• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Mounding clumps, 24 to 30 in. tall, 36 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Woodland Garden
    Blooms:
    Late Spring to Early Summer
  • Detail
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Average landscape size:Mounding clumps, 24 to 30 in. tall, 36 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Late Spring to Early Summer
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Patent 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)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows 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:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    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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