Gold Heart Bleeding Heart

Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart'

SKU
3562
Vivid golden foliage on large open plants is a stand out in shade gardens. Blooms in spring with traditional heart shaped pink flowers dangling from long wands above the leaves. Use for contrast and to brighten darker shade gardens. Perfect for woodland gardens and under larger shade trees. Herbaceous perennial. Shade to part sun. Fast growing 24 to 36 inches tall, 18 to 24 inches wide.
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Botanical Pronunciationdye-SEN-tra speck-TAB-ih-liss
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 24 to 36 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly through Late Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorChartreuse
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Shade Loving
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureDramatic Foliage Color

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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