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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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Price: $10.95

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Details:

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 late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
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
Estimated 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
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Cut Flowers, Rock Gardens
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.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Astilbe thunbergii Straussenfeder

    Astilbe thunbergii Straussenfeder

  • Hosta Frances Williams

    Hosta Frances Williams

  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

Reviews

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Bleeding Heart White
 
3.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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        1.0

        Disappointed

        By Fair_jo

        from Southport, NC

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              Comments about 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.

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              5.0

              White bleeding heart bush

              By santas helper

              from Hooper Utah

              Pros

              • Had A Bloom With First Pl

              Cons

              • Roots Were Broken Up

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                Comments about Bleeding Heart White:

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

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                5.0

                Great Growers!

                By BrowniePa

                from Tunkhannock, Pa.

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                    • Ground cover

                    Comments about Bleeding Heart White:

                    These plants are thriving and growing extremely well.

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                    1.0

                    very poor

                    By donthaveone

                    from Tallassee tn

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                          Comments about 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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                          4.0

                          Unusual but Beautiful

                          By Jewelry Joyce

                          from Virginia Beach, VA

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                                Comments about 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.

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                                • No
                                 
                                3.0

                                pretty folliage and flower

                                By WL

                                from southern california

                                Pros

                                • Pretty and elegant

                                Cons

                                • Not doing well

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about 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 exterminator

                                  from omaha, ne

                                  Comments about Bleeding Heart White:

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

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                                  How-To Guides
                                  Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                                  • Astilbe thunbergii Straussenfeder

                                    Astilbe thunbergii Straussenfeder

                                  • Hosta Frances Williams

                                    Hosta Frances Williams

                                  • Garden Gloves

                                    Garden Gloves

                                  Shipping

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

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                                  As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

                                  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:
                                  • Astilbe thunbergii Straussenfeder

                                    Astilbe thunbergii Straussenfeder

                                  • Hosta Frances Williams

                                    Hosta Frances Williams

                                  • Garden Gloves

                                    Garden Gloves

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