Dicentra spectabilis – “Bleeding Heart”

Botanical name: Dicentra spectabilis
Common name: “Bleeding Heart”


Size: 2-2.5′ x 3′
Light: Partial shade
Bloom: Mar-May


Pink, heart-shaped flowers dangle from arching stems growing from clumps of deeply-cut foliage. A long-lived, old-timey garden favorite. Plant goes dormant in mid-summer. Excessively wet soil is detrimental.

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