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Bleeding Heart Burning Hearts

Dwarf Burning Hearts grows only 10-12 inches tall, but blooms all summer. Stunning red flowers in shade. PP#20797 (Dicentra)

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

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Details
SKU 6DIC
Common Name Fern Leaf Bleeding Heart
Botanical Name Dicentra
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Red
Estimated Mature Height 10-12" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 10-12" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Gray-Green
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Borders, Extended Blooms
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

  • Hosta Earth Angel

    Hosta Earth Angel

Description
Burning Hearts is one of the big favorites among the shorter, fernleaf Bleeding Hearts. A great edging plant in a shady spot--only 10-12 inches tall.

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 Dutchman's 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:
  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

  • Hosta Earth Angel

    Hosta Earth Angel

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Wonderful plant!

By Laura, Garden Queen

from Royersford PA

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance

Cons

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      Comments about American Meadows Fern Leaf Bleeding Heart Burning Hearts - Plant:

      Ordered 4 and was so impressed I came back for 3 more. Shipped bare root and arrived with only a few healthy roots and stems, no leaves. Leaves filled out within a week, flowers a week later. Have had continuous flowers since (8 weeks). I highly recommend this!

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      Already dead

      By Melissa

      from North Pole, Ak

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

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        • Arrived looking dead

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          Comments about American Meadows Fern Leaf Bleeding Heart Burning Hearts - Plant:

          When the plant arrived there were no instructions for care or best planting options. After two weeks of no growth it was pulled and certianly looked dead.

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          • Garden Gloves

            Garden Gloves

          • Hosta Earth Angel

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          Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
          • Garden Gloves

            Garden Gloves

          • Hosta Earth Angel

            Hosta Earth Angel

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