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Luxuriant Fringed Bleeding Heart

Dicentra x 'Luxuriant'

SKU
03161
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.
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Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationdy-SEN-tra
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 18 in. tall, 10 to 18 in. wide in bloom.
Bloom TimeSpring through Summer
Design IdeasUse 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Shade Loving, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsHosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Fern (Asplenium); Ligularia (Ligularia); Coral Bells (Heuchera);

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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