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Old-Fashioned Bleeding Heart

SKU: 19570

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  • Light

    Part to Full Shade
  • Size

    3-5 Eye Root
  • Zone

    4 to 9
  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring to Early Summer
  • Height

    up to 30"
  • Soil Requirement

    Well drained
  • Deer Resistant

  • Planter Friendly

Description

Springtime Charm for Shade


A favourite of American gardeners for many generations. Adds a touch of elegance to shady areas. Long, arching sprays drip with dozens of puffy, heart-shaped pink flowers with dainty white tears. Fernlike foliage looks attractive all summer. Hardy plants grow lovelier each year. A showstopper in any garden. Professionally selected #1 roots fully guaranteed. Plant 3-4' apart in part to full shade; likes most any soil. Dicentra spectabilis

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We ship this item in Spring.
We'll carefully pack and ship your order at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone.

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Item 19570 cannot ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

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Bleeding heart review
Jul 20, 2013  |  By Chris Carson
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Both plants did very well when planted early this spring in near full shade. They really took off and actually bloomed some. Now that we are into the Louisiana summer heat both plants are suffering. I hope the plants survive until fall when we will have cooler weather.
comes back year after year
May 4, 2015  |  By Deborah
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My yard is in the shadow -- and root system -- of several large maple trees. I planted old fashioned bleeding hearts under them them 20 years ago and they continue to come back cheerfully every year. I did a lot of soil preparation when I first planted them, but other than that I've given them no care whatsoever. As with spring bulbs, the stems and flowers grow quickly, bloom for a while, and then die down to a tangle of yellow, dead remnants. Don't worry. If you planted them right, they'll come back year after year.
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Dec 23, 2016  |  By Ben B,
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The description of the "old-fashioned" bleeding heart should definitely state that in climates with hot summers, the plant WILL die back. But have no fear. Come spring (maybe even fall) it will shoot out of the ground again every year. Place the plant in a cool, moist, shady location for longest-lasting foliage!

PRODUCT DETAILS

  • Botanical Name Dicentra spectabilis
  • Form Perennial
  • Hardiness Zone 4 to 9
  • Flowering Time Late spring to early summer
  • Light Requirements Full Shade;Half Sun / Half Shade
  • Flower Color Pink flowers with dainty white tears
  • Flower Form Heart shaped flowers
  • Foliage Type Bushy clumps of powdery-green foliage comprised of cut or lobed leaves
  • Growth Rate Medium
  • Height/Habit up to 30"
  • Spread 10 - 12"
  • Planting Instructions Top of plant should be on soil level and 10-12" apart
  • Soil Requirements Well drained
  • Will Tolerate Clay Soil;Loamy Soil;Sandy Soil
  • Pruning Remove faded flowers regularly will promote lots of new buds to form.

Prepare to fall in love with Old-Fashioned Bleeding Hearts. These unique perennials bloom in late spring and continue to flower through early summer. Their sweet pink heart-shaped flowers curl up at the tips to reveal ethereal white droplets. Masses of these blooms dangle from dainty branches, which emerge from a throng of lobed foliage. These bushy plants grow 20 to 25 inches tall and are deer resistant, making them excellent for planting around the edges of your yard.

Bleeding hearts (Dicentra) are hardy in zones 4 through 9. Unlike most summer flowering plants, they thrive in full to partial shade and can be used to fill in dark corners of your garden. Plant your Dicentra spectabilis roots in the spring, about 10 to 12 inches apart with the top of the root even with the level of the soil. Bury your perennial bleeding hearts in well-drained clay, loamy or sandy soil and watch them multiply year after year.

Use these romantic Dutch flowers to add some rosy detailing to the nooks and crannies of your garden. Consider planting them along tall fences or down the shadier sides of houses and sheds. They will also look wonderful underneath solitary trees and shrubs, or scattered throughout larger areas such as orchards and groves. Create the garden that your heart desires with old-fashioned bleeding hearts.

Shipping Details:

We ship this item in Spring.
We'll carefully pack and ship your order at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone.

Restrictions:
Item 19570 cannot ship to: AE AK GU HI PR


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