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Wild Bleeding Heart

 
Pink Wild Bleeding Heart, Dicentra eximia, Wild Bleeding Heart or Fringed Bleeding Heart

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This is the wild, pink-flowered native with finely cut foliage and a bushy, mounding habit; also called Fringed Bleeding Heart. (Dicentra eximia)

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native
Native
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Plants for Small Spaces
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-16" tall, 12-16" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Size Bag of 1 - Root Size: 2-3 eyes
SKU 2DIC3

Plant Information

This is the wild, pink-flowered native with finely cut foliage and a bushy, mounding habit. Also called Fringed Bleeding Heart, this beautiful wildflower sometimes makes even a more spectacular show than the taller Pink Bleeding Heart, since it is more compact, and can literally cover itself with flowers if well-grown. Perfect for the front of the shady border.

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.

Associated SKUs
2DICG
2DIC3 (Bag of 1)
2FDIC3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
Common Name Wild Bleeding Heart
Botanical Name Dicentra eximia
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 12-16" 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 Green
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Native, Extended Blooms, Plants for Small Spaces
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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

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You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsWild Bleeding Heart
 
2.6

(based on 8 reviews)

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5.0

Bleeding heart CRAZY!

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from IA

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Pros

  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Lawn
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Wild Bleeding Heart:

    I adore bleeding heart and have many of the traditional old fashioned ones so I decided to add variety with these. I got them late in the season, so they did not bloom this year but the plants came up looking nice and healthy.

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    1.0

    No foliage or blooms appeared.

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    from Birmingham, AL

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    Comments about American Meadows Wild Bleeding Heart:

    Directions were questionable about how to plant.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    did not grow

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    from moorhead, mn

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    Comments about American Meadows Wild Bleeding Heart:

    Of the 3 you sent, one grew only 1 inch above ground and stopped growing, stayed green... the other 2 never grew at all...

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    1.0

    Poor Performer

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    from Hamptons

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    Comments about American Meadows Wild Bleeding Heart:

    Would not buy this plant again
    Very experienced gardener, most of these bare root plants simply died and never came up.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    growing great

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    from Northwest Iowa

    Comments about American Meadows Wild Bleeding Heart:

    this time they came in great condition; I planted them and they are growing well!

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Dead roots

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    from Northwest, Ia

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    Comments about American Meadows Wild Bleeding Heart:

    I planted my roots and they never grew, they didn't look so good when I recieved them.

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    1.0

    Disappointed-

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    from MA

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    Comments about American Meadows Wild Bleeding Heart:

    Bought these fill in a shady spot in my native plant garden, back in Fall 2011. Only one ever sprouted at all. It sent up two spindly stalks of leaves, and 1 branch of 3 flowers. That was it. i am hoping to see more of it this year, but really don;t expect to.

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    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Dependable bloomer

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    from Birmingham, AL

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    Pros

    • Blooms well
    • Fast growing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Shady garden spot

      Comments about American Meadows Wild Bleeding Heart:

      All plants came up quickly and bloomed well.

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      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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