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Dicentra spectabilis 'Valentine' - Bleeding Heart

Perennials

Dicentra spectabilis 'Valentine'

Bleeding Heart

Dicentra spectabilis 'Valentine'  features graceful, powdery grey-green foliage with a somewhat fern-y appearance. Striking cherry-red, heart-shaped flowers with protruding white inner petals borne on one side of and hanging in a row from long, arching, burgundy stems that appear above the foliage in mid to late spring.  

Performs best in a rich, moist soil with partial shade, or at least protection from hot afternoon sun. After flowering, Bleeding Heart should be cut back to rejuvenate the foliage. Even still, these often go completely dormant by midsummer, to return again the following spring.

 

Additional:

A red version of the old-fashioned bleeding heart!

Bleeding Heart Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Partial shade, especially in the afternoons, is desired. Plant will die back in warm regions so place among plants that emerge in the summer.

Height:

24-30 Inches

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Spread:

24-30 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

3 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Dicentra spectabilis 'Valentine'

Exposure
Partial Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Attracts Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Attributes
Border or Bed
Focal Point
Mass Planting
Specimen
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