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Bleeding Heart Valentine

A compact variety with dark green leaves and fragrant, deep red flowers. This is a great new variety for any shade garden. PPAF (Dicentra spectabilis)

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Bag of 1 - Root Size: 2/3 eyes

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Details:

Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 16-18" tall, 18-24" 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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Details
SKU 8DIC
Common Name Fern Leaf Bleeding Heart
Botanical Name Dicentra spectabilis Valentine
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Red
Estimated Mature Height 16-18" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" 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
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Dark green foliage with a tint of gray.
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Borders, Showy Flowers
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Hosta Earth Angel

    Hosta Earth Angel

  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

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.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Hosta Earth Angel

    Hosta Earth Angel

  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

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5.0

Love it, bloomed shortly after planted

By Quilt lady

from Afton TN

Pros

  • Large Root Ready For Plan

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Beatiful

    Comments about Bleeding Heart Valentine:

    Looked great in the location where I put it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    i grown flower is pink not RED

    By noppa

    from San Jose CA.

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Bleeding Heart Valentine:

    i grown flower is pink not RED

     
    4.0

    Attracts wild life

    By Ag teacher

    from DeWitt Iowa

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Bleeding Heart Valentine:

    Grew very well - started easily in greenhouse. Nice plants (haven't bloomed yet so can't comment on color). The bare roots I purchased were "burning hearts" not bleeding hearts -chosen for all red bloom color. Unfortunately, 2 of the 6 I purchased were ripped out of the ground & destroyed by raccoons. Need caged to protect from raccoons, etc.

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    How-To Guides
    Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
    • Hosta Earth Angel

      Hosta Earth Angel

    • Garden Gloves

      Garden Gloves

    Shipping

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

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    Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial 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.

    Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
    • Hosta Earth Angel

      Hosta Earth Angel

    • Garden Gloves

      Garden Gloves

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