King of Hearts Bleeding Heart

Dicentra x 'King of Hearts'

SKU
00481
An outstanding small but powerful bleeding heart. Produces quaint heart-shaped flowers with more intense rosy pink coloring. Extra long bloom season extends from mid-spring through summer, in some locations into fall. Soft grayish green foliage provides attractive contrast against dark green bleeding hearts and ferns. An herbaceous perennial.
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Botanical Pronunciationdy-SEN-tra
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 10 to 12 in. tall, 15 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring through Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, 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.

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