Bleeding Heart Dicentra Spectabilis

Container planting - Deer and Rabbit Resistant - Mass planting - Cut Flower - Wild Flower

Old fashion Bleeding Heart blooms from late spring to early summer. This perennial prefers partial shade and adequate moisture during the summer period and grows to about 2-3 feet. If well watered, the foliage remains attractive well into the fall. This is an excellent perennial for the shade border where soils are moist but well-drained. With graceful, fernlike foliage, this is the ballerina of native plants. The heart shaped rose pink flowers on faint purplish stems hang delicately from the arching foliage. It is at its best in shady ravines, under trees, and in combination with ferns, foam flower, vine maples and trillium. Sometime it will awaken for a second bloom in fall.

  • Planting Location: Full sun or partial shade
  • Planting: February-May after Frost
  • Planting Depth: 1 inch (2,5 cm)
  • Planting Distance: 14 inch (35 cm)
  • Flowers In: May-June
  • Flowering Height: Approx. 20 inch (60 cm)

How to Grow

Easy to Grow:

1. Select an area with full sun or semi-shade
2. Dig a hole 1 inch (2,5 cm) deep
3. Place the perennial in the hole, with pointed side up
4. Space perennials 14 inches (35 cm) apart
5. Cover with soil and water thoroughly

Planting Tips:

Plant in groups of 2 or more, in well-drained soil. Perennial will benefit from a handful of compost added to the planting holes. Until planting it's best to store product between 35 F and 60 F degrees.

Search code: TG905

Collections: Perennials