Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart

Botanical Name: Dicentra

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Dicentra ‘Old Fashioned’

Bleeding hearts are very popular garden perennials. Their name comes from the unique shape of their dangling blooms.

Two common varieties of Bleeding Heart are: Dicentra eximia, which blooms in early summer until first frost and has blue-green fern-like foliage, and Dicentra spectabilis, which blooms in late spring or early summer and then dies back.

» Type: Perennial
» Zone: 3 to 9 depending upon species
» Height: 10 to 30 in. depending upon species
» Colors: Shades of white, pink or red

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