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Bleeding Heart White

Add sparkling white flowers to shady areas with this perennial favorite. Combine it with its pink cousin for a particulary pretty spring display. (Dicentra spectabilis)
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Bag of 3 57FPER3

Price: $20.95

Sale: $10.48

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Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 24-30" tall, 18-24" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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SKU 57PERG
Common Name Bleeding Heart
Botanical Name Dicentra spectabilis
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color White
Mature Height 24-30" 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
Native Yes
Planting Season Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Native
Ships to Canada No
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Description
This is the white version of the Old-Fashioned Bleeding Heart. Many gardeners enjoy planting both the pink and white together for a startling bi-colored effect with spring bloom. The white flowers are particularly striking in shade against the dark background of trees and shrubs.

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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3.9

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  • Healthy (3)

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    • Personal (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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SHOW PIECE OF MY GARDEN

I USE THE WHITE, PINK AND RED AS GRAVE STONE MARKERS AND THEY COME UP EVERY SPRING BIGGER AND BETTER THAN THE YEAR BEFORE. I ALSO USE THEM IN MY HOME GARDEN AS THEY...Read complete review

I USE THE WHITE, PINK AND RED AS GRAVE STONE MARKERS AND THEY COME UP EVERY SPRING BIGGER AND BETTER THAN THE YEAR BEFORE. I ALSO USE THEM IN MY HOME GARDEN AS THEY ARE ONE OF THE MOST DEPENDABLE PERENNIELS GROWN.

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pretty folliage and flower

maybe it's the weather(southern california) or soil, this spring i planted two roots in the ground and one in pot, and only the one in the pot made it. it produced a...Read complete review

maybe it's the weather(southern california) or soil, this spring i planted two roots in the ground and one in pot, and only the one in the pot made it. it produced a few flowers and then slowly withered. weather in southern california maybe too hot and dry for it.
but the foliage and the flower are really attractive and i would try it again in the future.

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5.0

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from LYNN MASS

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart White:

    I USE THE WHITE, PINK AND RED AS GRAVE STONE MARKERS AND THEY COME UP EVERY SPRING BIGGER AND BETTER THAN THE YEAR BEFORE. I ALSO USE THEM IN MY HOME GARDEN AS THEY ARE ONE OF THE MOST DEPENDABLE PERENNIELS GROWN.

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    • Personal
     
    5.0

    White bleeding heart

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    from Pa.

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bloomed Almost 3 Months
      • Garden
      • Larger Than I Imagined
      • Outdoors
      • White Garden Standout

      Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart White:

      all your products have been great and good prompt service.

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      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Bleeding Heart White

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      from Orrtanna Pa

      Pros

      • All The Plants Lived
      • Healthy

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart White:

      pleased with my order

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      • Personal
       
      1.0

      Disappointed

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      from Southport, NC

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            Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart White:

            Although we planted site specific, we got nothing in return....very disappointed. Both my husband who is a LA and myself are avid and experience gardeners. Unfortunately this plant which barely grew and a Christmas fern we ordered did extremely poorly.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            White bleeding heart bush

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            from Hooper Utah

            Pros

            • Had A Bloom With First Pl

            Cons

            • Roots Were Broken Up

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart White:

              I was surprised to see a bleeding heart on plant the first month while sprouting

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              • No
               
              5.0

              Great Growers!

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              from Tunkhannock, Pa.

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                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Ground cover

                  Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart White:

                  These plants are thriving and growing extremely well.

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                  • No
                   
                  1.0

                  very poor

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                  from Tallassee tn

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                        Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart White:

                        planted either 3 or 6 of each varity (dutchmans britches,white bleeding heart, pink bleeding heart, blue, and red cardinal flower) Only got about 5 sprouts.

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                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        Unusual but Beautiful

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                        from Virginia Beach, VA

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                              Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart White:

                              I find that these for some reason, just seem harder to get to bloom. I get beautiful plants with no flowers. Having them scattered throughout several gardens, sometimes I forget what is where. Only being able to tell when they bloom. Only saw a couple of these.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              pretty folliage and flower

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                              from southern california

                              Pros

                              • Pretty and elegant

                              Cons

                              • Not doing well

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart White:

                                maybe it's the weather(southern california) or soil, this spring i planted two roots in the ground and one in pot, and only the one in the pot made it. it produced a few flowers and then slowly withered. weather in southern california maybe too hot and dry for it.
                                but the foliage and the flower are really attractive and i would try it again in the future.

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                very nice

                                By 

                                from omaha, ne

                                Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart White:

                                All three took off great & bloomed this season.
                                Still doing well despite drought conditions.

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