Old-Fashioned Bleedingheart

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Old-Fashioned Bleedingheart

Dicentra spectabilis

Zone: 2
Exposure: Partial Shade
Mature Size: 35″H x 35″W
Flower Colour: Deep Pink/White
Flowering Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
Growth Rate: Medium

Description: One of the most popular of old-fashioned garden plants, Bleedinghearts burst into flower in late spring. Plants form a bushy, upright mound of light green foliage, with a somewhat ferny appearance. Dangling bright-pink locket flowers are held on arching stems, and these are excellent for cutting. Performs best in a rich, moist soil with partial shade, or at least protection from hot afternoon sun. After flowering, the plants should be sheared back to 6 inches tall, to rejuvenate the foliage. Even still, these often go completely dormant by midsummer, to return again the following spring.

Ornamental Features: Accent: Good Texture/Form, Attracts Butterflies, Border, Containers, Cut Flower

Landscape Features: Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Massed, Poisonous/Toxic, Specimen, Woodland

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