Dicentra spectabilis

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Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart is so romantic in a light shady spot.
Its pink and white locket shaped blooms win the hearts of all!

Height

18-36 Inches

Spread

24-36 Inches

Color

Pink/Red

Bloom Time

May-June

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Will usually go dormant in the heat of the summer, so place it among other perennials that will fill in the bare spot. Cut back when foliage turns yellow.

When to Divide

when dormant, only when necessary

Good Companions

False Forget-Me-Not, Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla), Leatherwood Fern (Dryopteris marginalis), Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Chinese False Spirea (Astilbe chinensis), Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans), Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), Snowdrop Anemone (Anemone sylvestris), Woodland Phlox (Phlox divaricata), Hellebore (Helleborus Winter Thrillers ), Plantain Lily (Hosta )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
Rich
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