Bleeding Heart

Dicentra spectabilis

SKU
00484
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.
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Botanical Pronunciationdye-SEN-tra speck-TAB-ih-liss
Average Size at MaturityLarge, old fashioned garden perennial, grows to 3 ft tall and wide.
Bloom TimeEarly through Late Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, North American Native Selection, Shade Loving
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Prefers 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3 - 9

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