Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding Heart)


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2 Gallon Pot. Dicentra spectabilis has been a common, old garden favorite for many years. It is native to Japan. This is a late spring blooming perennial which typically grows to 24-36″ tall and to 18-24″ wide. Nodding, puffy, heart-shaped, rose-pink flowers with protruding white inner petals begin bloom in spring before the leaves emerge. Flowers dangle downward at regular intervals beneath long arching stems. Compound, biternate green leaves.

Common Name: bleeding heart
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Papaveraceae
Native Range: Siberia, Japan, northern China, Korea
Zone: 3 to 9
Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Spread: 1.50 to 2.50 feet
Bloom Time: April to May
Bloom Description: White/pink
Sun: Part shade to full shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy, Good Cut
Tolerate: Rabbit, Heavy Shade, Black Walnut