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Dicentra spectabilis


Dicentra spectabilis is the classic bleeding heart. Pink petals over white inner ones forming pendulous hearts that hang from arching stems.

You just can’t help but love this classic cottage garden plant. All your grandmothers had it in their gardens and you should too. I do! Dicentra spectabilis is the classic bleeding heart with rose-pink outer petals over white inner ones that form pendulous hearts that hang from the elegantly arching stems. Blooms for ages in the spring garden. May go dormant in summer if soils are dry.

Common Name: Bleeding Heart

Family: Papaveraceae (The Poppy Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: White

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Hummingbirds

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Woods and deep shady valleys.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Asia and the Pacific - North Central and Eastern Asia

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