|These shade-loving perennials are popular because of their fine-textured fernlike foliage and heart-shaped flowers. Bleeding Hearts require rich, moist, well-drained soil and are excellent companion plants with begonias, columbines, epimediums, ferns, fuchsias, hellebores, primroses and other woodland plants. In mild climate regions of the country they become short-lived perennials.
A long-time favorite grown for Valentine's Day. It has showy stalks of pendulous, heart-shaped flowers. Long-lived and vigorous, it goes dormant in summer. Self-sows.
Attributes - Dicentra spectabilis
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Late Spring through Early Summer
Flower Color: Pink, Red
Height: 2 ft. to 3 ft.
Width: 1 ft. 6 in.
Sunlight: Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Notes: Cut Flowers. Susceptible to Root Rot.