Dicentra specabilis Dicentra specabilis

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Dicentra specabilis

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  • Old Fashion Favorite,
  • Airy Look,
  • Great in Shade,
Common Name:Bleeding Heart
Plant Type:Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 What is my zone?
Height:2 - 3 Feet
Spread:3 - 3 Feet
Exposure:Full Shade (0-4 hrs.)
Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Nature Attractions:Bee-Friendly, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance:Deer
Flower Color:Pink Shades

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(Bleeding Heart-Old-Fashioned) Dicentra specabilis is a sweet, old fashioned, classic plant that forms a row of romantic, puffy heart-shaped flowers with rose-pink petals and white tips that hang from arching racemes. Dicentra spectabilis blooms in late spring and is a great addition to fresh bouquets. This Dicentra may go dormant after blooming in some climates.
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Dicentra specabilis

Common Name Bleeding Heart
USDA Hardiness Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Type Perennial
Sun Exposure Full Shade (0-4 hrs.), Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Soil Moisture Needs Moderate, Moist
Nature Attractions Bee-Friendly, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance Deer
Flower Color Pink Shades
Attributes Cut Flower or Foliage, Deciduous
Design Use Border, Container, Specimen
Season of Interest (Flowering) Late Spring or Early Summer

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Customer Reviews

Brings Back Memories Review by Mary Anne K | Zone: 7a
Your info states, goes dormant. Nothing anyone ever says is that it disappears from garden completely. I purchased mine from another grower and it stayed spindly. Also I over watered it. Without good info pulled it out. Now that I know better, will try again. Love it, brings back memories of grandmothers garden. (Posted on 1/6/2011)
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