Common Name: Bleeding Heart
The Greek translation of the word Dicentra refers to the two spur like modifications on the petals of the flowers.
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 1.00 m (100 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 1.00 m (100 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Pink, White|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: April & May|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
This herbaceous perennial has fern like, divided, light green leaves. The leaves are produced on arching stems that may need staking. Dicentra spectablis produces bright pink heart shaped flowers in spring and early summer on fishing rod-like flower stalks.
Dicentras are northern hemisphere plants growing from Asia to North America. In their natural habitat they are found in moist soils in the cool margins of woodlands. This dicentra was first introduced in 1816 then disappeared from cultivation but was reintroduced by plant collector Robert Fortune in1846. It soon became one of the most popular garden plants
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