Valentine® Bleeding Heart

Dicentra spectabilis 'Hordival' PP #22,739

SKU
00490
An old-fashioned favorite with a vibrant new look, featuring superb clusters of heart-shaped deep red flowers from arching red stems. Deeply lobed, gray-green to purple-green foliage forms a tidy, compact, mounding clump. Pairs well with hostas and ferns that will fill in as the foliage retreats in summer. An herbaceous perennial.
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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 Pronunciationdye-SEN-tra speck-TAB-ih-liss
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 24 to 30 in. tall, 36 in. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Early Summer
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Shade Loving, Fast Growing, Compact Form
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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