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Old-Fashioned Bleeding Heart

Traditional Favorite

Dainty, heart-shaped flowers dangle from 2- to 3-ft. stems in late spring. Lovely in front of ferns or anywhere in a woodland garden. Full to partial shade. 2-3 eye root. Zones 2-9.
  • Zone 4 - 8
  • Height 18 - 30 inches.
  • Germination Will die out in wet soils, good drainage is a must. Plant may die back after flowering and go summer dormant and resume growth next spring.
  • Light Required Full shade to partial shade.

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  • Botanical Name: Dicentra spectabilis 'Old Fashioned'
  • Height: 18 - 30 inches.
  • Spacing: 12 - 18 inches.
  • Depth: Plant crown 2 - 3 inches below soil surface.
  • Spread: 12 - 24 inches.
  • Sun/Shade: Full shade to partial shade.
  • Color: Pink flowers.
  • Foliage: Fern-like green foliage.
  • Blooms: Late spring to early summer.
  • Form: Herbaceous perennial.
  • Flower Form: Heart-shaped flowers.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, moist, fertile soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Seed Count: Clusters of drooping heart shaped blooms, an old fashioned favorite for the garden.
  • Pruning: Allow foliage to die back.
  • Size: 3/4 inch on racemes.
  • Comments: Lovely, heart-shaped pendant flowers. Ideal for inter-planting with spring bulbs such as daffodils, as they will hide their dying foliage. Great combination with ferns and hostas in the shade or woodland gardens.

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