Bleeding Heart Red Fountain

 

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Red Fountain 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)

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Native
Native
Plants for Small Spaces
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 10-12" tall, 9-18" wide
Bloom Time Late Spring to Early Summer
Size Bag of 1 - Root Size: 2-3 eyes
SKU ASL3J01

Plant Information

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.

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 Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Native, Plants for Small Spaces
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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3.0

wait and see

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from long island ny

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Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Red Fountain:

Planted the bleeding hearts according to directions and no growth noted. Will wait for the spring and see if they grow. Will be very disappointed if they do not. I have planted many plants and shrubs over the years with no problem.

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3.0

Poor show so far

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from Ithaca, NY

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Lightweight

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  • Flimsy
  • Small In Size

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Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Red Fountain:

First package came and the roots were broken into 3 small pieces. Planted the largest and got one tiny leaf that shrivelled. Product was promptly replaced, but again roots were all broken. Planted two largest and have one that gave a leaf. It seems likely there hasn't been enough growth for the two that sent a leaf and then perhaps went into dormancy to overwinter (z 5a), but we'll see. In any case, if any of them do make it, I'm pretty sure I won't have blooms for a couple years based on how tiny the amount of root material I have is (approx 1 spindly inch of slim root for each of the two that sent up a tiny leaf).

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from Edgemere, MD

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      Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Red Fountain:

      Followed the instructions. Thought I was getting a plant instead got bulbs that never grew. What a waste of money. Will not get anymore of my business. Very disappointed

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      1.0

      mine died

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      from Randall Minnesota

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        • It Died Within 3-4 Weeks

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          Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart Red Fountain:

          I was disappointed in the quality as it was a bit "moldy" when it arrived and it died within 3-4 after I planted it.

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          1.0

          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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              1.0

              didn't make it

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              from Omaha, NE

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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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                1.0

                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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                  never came up

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                  from stafford, va

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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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                      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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