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Bleeding Heart Red Fountain

This Bleeding Heart is known for its long bloom time, often flowering from spring into the early summer. Red Fountain is deer resistant and thrives in partial sun. (Dicentra)

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Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 10-12" tall, 9-18" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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SKU ASL3J01
Common Name Bleeding Heart
Botanical Name Dicentra
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 10-12" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 9-18" wide
Bloom Time Late Spring to Early Summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Native Yes
Planting Season Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Native
Ships to Canada No
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Description

Great color in the shade, The Bleeding Hearts. The genus Dicentra, commonly called Bleeding Heart, gives us some of the most treasured plants in America, providing dependable color in moist shade as companions with Hostas and Ferns. There are basically two major types:

1. Most popular and world-famous, is D. spectabilis, a species native to Japan. It is the larger of the two (to about 3 feet,) and has the famous little heart-shaped flowers arrayed along arching stems, a lot like a string of pearls. The large bleeding hearts bloom only in spring, and in some areas, disappear altogether by midsummer, much like Trilliums and Daffodils.
2. The second type, the Fernleaf Bleeding Hearts, are hybrids of North American native wildflowers. They are smaller with finely cut blue-green foliage and similar flowers. However, with the fernleafs, the flowers are more bunched at the top of the stems, more like a dangling bouquet. And best of all, these plants continue to bloom not only in spring, but all summer into fall.

Our native Dicentras are all wonderful wildflowers of woodland shade, from the eastern Dutchmans Breeches and Fringed Bleeding Heart to the Northwests Pacific Bleeding Heart.

These magnificent plants have long been a herald of spring in Zones 2 to 9, a huge area of the US. They are quite easy to grow, as long as woodland conditions are provided. That means some shade, plenty of moisture with good drainage, and rich soil. Once your clumps have become large, you can easily divide the rhizomes after flowering.

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never came up

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from abiquiu, nm

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      Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Red Fountain:

      i want a replacement

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      didn't make it

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      from Omaha, NE

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      • Lightweight

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      • Small In Size

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        Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Red Fountain:

        In spite of wetter than average spring and early summer, it failed to thrive.

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        never came up

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        from Stafford, Va.

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          Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Red Fountain:

          I ordered several plants and when they arrived they were pretty much dead. I planted them but they never came up at all. I contacted customer service and no reply at all. Not happy with this company and doubt I ever use this company again. If you want return customers you need to value their business when YOU send dead plants.Things happen and I realize that it does but when it does take care of the complaints and not ignore them!!!!! Doubt this comment is even showed.....

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              Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Red Fountain:

              these never came up at all. I so wanted to have them in my garden under a small shade tree to accent the area and the plants that arrived were so flimsy that I couldn't hardly see it was a plant. I contacted you on this matter and NEVER got a reply. Nice customer service you have. complain and get no reply.....

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