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Bleeding Heart

Dicentra spectabilis

Pronunciation: dye-SEN-tra speck-TAB-ih-liss
SKU #00484
3-9

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full shade, Partial shade
Watering Keep soil consistently moist.
Blooms Early through late spring
Mature Size Large, old fashioned garden perennial, grows to 3 ft tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Easy Care, North American Native Selection
Problems/Solutions Deer Resistant
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
CARE
Care 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.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly

100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr.
in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.

We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.