Bleeding Heart King of Hearts

 
Pink Bleeding Heart King of Hearts, Dicentra, Fern Leaf Bleeding Heart

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One of the most popular Bleeding Heart hybrids, this variety has a dwarf habit and blooms in arching sprays of hot pink, heart-shaped flowers. (Dicentra)

Zones 3 - 9
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Native
Native
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-16" tall, 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Size Bag of 1 - Root Size: 2-3 eyes
SKU 229PER
One of the all-time favorites for shade, Bleeding Hearts rise early in spring and bloom in sprays of the famous heart-shaped flowers. Due to the plants ease of cultivation and popularity, various new forms of Bleeding Heart have been developed. King of Hearts is one of the most popular hybrids, with a dwarf habit and hot pink blooms.

Its species name, formosa notwithstanding, this beautiful little plant is a North American native flower. Its also called Pacific Bleeding Heart, and is native from British Columbia down into central California. Aurora is the famous white cultivar with pristine bell-shaped blooms held neatly above the frilly foliage. Luxuriant is the pink version of the same plant. And this one, King of Hearts is the dwarf.

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 229PER
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 Pink
Mature Height 12-16" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" 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
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Native
Ships to Canada No

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5.0

Wonderful, reliable long bloomers

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from Lakewood, NJ

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    Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart King of Hearts:

    I have several of these--all ordered from American Meadows. They are the first flowers up in the Spring and bloom all season. I love them and wanted another. Unfortunately, the EXTREMELY pesky squirrels dug this up and killed it before it had a chance. Never had the problem at my previous house, and there were plenty of squirrels there. But the plants are great, and I highly recommend them. I will try again--vigilantly,

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    5.0

    Constant blooms from early May till Fall

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    from Lakewood NJ

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    • Long Bloom Time
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        Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart King of Hearts:

        These are reliable, lacy, constant bloomers. Easy care, one of my favorites. Highly recommend.

         
        3.0

        did not grow

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        from marvin sd

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              Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart King of Hearts:

              i ordered 3 types and only 1 grew would love to try them again

               
              5.0

              My Favorites!!!

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              from Royersford PA

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                  Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart King of Hearts:

                  I ordered 7 plants last year. Wonderful bloom early to late summer. Unfortunately one plant did not overwinter. But these are geat low-maintenance bloomers!

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                  I don't have a green thumb

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                      Comments about American Meadows Bleeding Heart King of Hearts:

                      Thought I followed directions, but none of the 3 bareroot plants grew. Very Disappointed

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