Luxuriant Fringed Bleeding Heart
Dicentra x 'Luxuriant'
|Description||A superb perennial with a long blooming season. Delicate clusters of cherry red buds on long stalks open to reddish pink flowers from spring through summer. Finely cut blue-green foliage forms neat, tidy clumps. Place in woodland gardens and shaded perennial borders. Tolerates full sun with adequate moisture.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil consistently moist.|
|Blooms||Spring through Summer|
|Mature Size||Fast growing; reaches 18 in. tall, 10 to 18 in. wide in bloom.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Fast Growing|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Design Ideas||Use Bleeding Heart in troublesome shade gardens, where it will thrive amidst other herbaceous perennials. May be used as an individual or in a mass, where the combined flower stalks makes a much more visible impact. With its Fern-like foliage, this plant adds delicate greenery to carefully composed corners or shaded niches in architecture.|
|Companion Plants||Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Fern (Asplenium); Ligularia (Ligularia); Coral Bells (Heuchera);|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8
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