University of Illinois Extension

Perennes Comunes

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Fringed Leaf Bleeding Heart
Dicentra formosa


Quick Profile

Exposure
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
15 - 18 Inches
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 9 
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Foliage Color
Green
 
Bloom Color
Pink
Red
White
 
Bloom Season
May - August
 
Size
Medium
 

Features

Mounded plant form, fine textured fern like foliage, exceptional long blooming season

Culture

Prefers a well-drained moist soil in a part to full shade site.

Cultivars

'Ivory Hearts' 6-12 inches tall large white flowers, blue green foliage

'King of Hearts' 12-15 inches tall, pink flowers , very fine foliage

'Luxuriant' 12-18 inches tall pink flowers, repeat blooming

Notes

Repeat blooming bleeding heart. Needs rich organic soils that drains well especially during the winter. Do not plant too deep as this will cause the plant to rot. Uniform summer moisture ensures consistent summer flowering.