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Dicentra spectabilis

Also called Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart


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Dicentra spectabilis - Bleedingheart

More About Dicentra spectabilis

  • AKA Lamprocapnos spectabilis
  • Upright stems with 10-15, pink, heart-shaped flowers with a protruding, white, inner petal
  • Vigorous grower with coarse, divided, green leaves
  • A classic for every garden!
  • Bloom Time: May to June
  • Flower Size: 2.5 cm

Zone:

3

Height:

60-80 cm

Spread:

40-60 cm

Colour:

Pink
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Bleedingheart Growing and Maintenance Tips

Thrives in a cool, moist soil that is fertile, humus, rich and well-drained, in partial to full shade. Providing the plant has adequate moisture, it also grows well in sun, but may go dormant sooner. Dicentra benefit if some of the main stems are tipped back to about half after flowering, to produce a more compact and sturdy plant. Protect from strong winds, but does not require staking. Plants do not like to be divided and are not prone to any serious insect or disease problems.


Dicentra spectabilis Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Spring

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge

 Suitable Substitutions for Dicentra spectabilis

Get more info on Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'

Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'

White Bleedingheart