Valentine® Bleeding Heart
Valentine® Bleeding Heart
Dicentra spectabilis 'Hordival' Plant Patent #22,739Item #0490 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8
An old-fashioned favorite with a vibrant new look, this superb perennial displays clusters of heart-shaped deep red flowers from arching red stems. Deeply lobed, gray-green to purple-green foliage forms neat, compact, mounding clumps. Pairs well with hostas and ferns that will fill in as the foliage retreats in summer. An herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing; reaches 24 to 30 in. tall, 36 in. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:dye-SEN-tra spec-TA-bah-lissPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth habit:MoundingGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing; reaches 24 to 30 in. tall, 36 in. wide.Foliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:Late Spring to Early SummerFlower color:RedPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasIn climates with ample summer moisture and mild to moderate temperatures, the foliage often remains present until the fall, making this a fantastic perennial for shade and woodland garden settings. After its brilliant floral display in the spring, the plants may go through a dormant period in hot and dry summer areas; plant among other summer blooming perennials for best effect. Bleeding Heart makes a great spring flowering perennial for containers, a seasonal indoor flowering house plant, and is a delightful addition to fresh floral bouquets.Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Astilbe (Astilbe); Soft Shield Fern (Polystichum); Hosta (Hosta); Ligularia (Ligularia)
- CareCare InformationPrefers 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.Light Needs:Full shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This selection was discovered as a chance seedling by Phyllis and Lyle Sarrazin of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada and was brought to the market by Pride of Place Plants. Selected for its remarkable racemes of true red flowers, set prolifically on dark red stems, shown on a much more compact plant, this exceptional perennial won the top award at the ISU Evaluation of New Perennials, The Netherlands, August, 2012.
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