I was so excited when I saw a Bleeding Heart that would thrive in full sun. I love this plant in the wild and often see it when hiking. I bought it and put it in a pot on my west facing front porch. It did not thrive but wilted and leaves turned crisp even though I kept it moist. Moved to shade and now it is thriving. Unfortunately, it is where no one can see it.
'Pink Diamonds' Fern-leaved Bleeding Heart Dicentra hybrid
Two-tone pink flowers are produced above fern-like blue-green foliage all season long.Long BloomingFoliage InterestAttracts:BeesHummingbirdsResists:DeerSmall or Miniature
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:12 - 16 InchesSpacing:16 - 18 InchesSpread:16 - 18 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Blue-greenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Early FallBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilSoil PH Category:Alkaline SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerMaintenance Notes:
Unlike other Bleeding Hearts, this alpine plant thrives in full sun to part shade and well-drained soils. Do not plant in heavy clay soils as it does not do well in wet.'Pink Diamonds' Dicentra hybrid USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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Udell Fresk, Washington, United States, 1 year ago
I’m surprised at how much I like these! I bought two last spring and the one bloomed a few times through the summer. Now they’re both coming in string with buds appearing (early May). I put them amongst some existing vinca where they receive only a little morning sun. I’d like to get more to weave into this area!Amanda M, Illinois, United States, 1 year ago
So pleased with this plant. I bought it in the fall and it was bushy and green. It started blooming around the second week of May and it is now June 18th and still full of beautiful flowers. I am zone 5 and the plant gets morning sun and early afternoon. Absolutely love it.Christine Prescott, Ontario, Canada, 2 years ago
I bought this plant at the end spring, it had one stem with several leaves and a few blooms. After a few weeks all the flowers died as they would, and then the plant looked like it might not do anything. I took care of the soil and fed it and it has come back to a bush like plant and is full of beautiful green foliage. It looks like it's getting ready to bloom 10x more than what I had originally bought. Keep it in morning sun for a few hours (not above 75) and then shade for a few hours and then the evening sun comes around 5:30 - 6:00pm (PDT). I'm in zone 9/10. First time buying and hope to keep it going year after year.lisa, 3 years ago