Dicentra spectabilis 'Valentine' PP22,739

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Bleeding Heart

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Burgundy stems gracefully hold deep red, heart-shaped blooms with white tips. Deeply cut, ferny, gray-green foliage.

Height

24-28 in

Spread

18-24 in

Color

Red

Bloom Time

May-June

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

May go dormant in the heat of summer, so place it with other perennials such as hostas that will fill in the bare spots. Amend soil with organic matter before planting. Water regularly during the hot summer weather, but keep drier in autumn and winter. Prefers a sheltered position. Divide in spring, only if needed.

When to Divide

early spring or fall

Good Companions

Variegated Hakone (Hakonechloa macra), Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans), Japanese Painted Fern (Athyrium nipponicum), False Forget-Me-Not, Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla), Spotted Dead Nettle (Lamium maculatum), Lungwort (Pulmonaria longifolia), Chinese False Spirea (Astilbe chinensis), Hosta (Hosta ), Hosta (Hosta ), Hellebore (Helleborus Winter Thrillers), Primrose (Primula vulgaris Belarina®)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Containers
Cut Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Exposure
Partial Shade
Shade
Foliage Color
Gray-Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Rich
Moist
Organic
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