Spring Garden Tips

Fringed Bleeding Heart, Wild Bleeding Heart

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Botanical Name

Dicentra eximia

Hardiness

Zones 3 to 9

Height

12 to 18 inches

Width

18 inches

Flowers

Late spring to early summer: rose-red, white

Light

Part shade (can scorch in full sun)

Soil

Moist, well-drained, organic

Planting and Care

Space plants 15 inches apart.

NOT tolerant of wet feet in winter or dry soils in summer.

Problems

None serious

Varieties to Consider

Alba - white flowers

King of Hearts - blue-green foliage, rosy-pink flowers all summer

Luxuriant - good season long bloom, blue-green foliage
Dicentra cucullaria - Dutchman's Breeches, native spring wildflower

 

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