fringed bleeding heart
Dicentra is one of those romantic perennials of the woodland garden. This selection of fern-leaf Bleeding heart is valued for its compact habit and long season of bloom. Dicentra 'Luxuriant' forms a vigorous clump of green leaves, topped by clusters of delicate, dangling heart shaped pale pink flowers. It is excellent for edging, or to weave through the woodland garden. This plant is a reliable performer. Dicentra 'Luxuriant' goes summer dormant so is a good companion for later season perennials such as hostas or a number shade loving grasses. It looks good with Brunnera 'Jack Frost', blue bostas, Actaea, Beesia, Hakonechloa, and Ophiopogon.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: black, gold, blue
Great Color Partners: pink, purple, cream
Culture NotesBleeding heart grows best and flowers well in light to dappled shade. It prefers well-drained soils, but will tolerate sand or clay. Regular watering during dry weather will keep this perennial looking good through the summer. If it dries out, it will go dormant and sprout again next year. Cut back when the foliage looks tattered and yellow.
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Plant Type: perennial
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 1 ft. 6 in. (0.46 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 9
Flower Color: pink
Sun/Light Exposure: light, open, or dappled shade
Water Requirements: regular watering