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Valentine® Old-Fashioned Bleeding Heart Dicentra spectabilis

Exposure
  • Part Shade to Shade

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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
Mature Size
30" 30"
Height
28 - 30"
Spread
28 - 30"
  • Details

    Features

    Just like the classic Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart, but with RED flowers! Arching stems of red and white flowers cover the green foliage in spring.

    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    28 - 30 Inches
    Spacing: 
    28 - 30 Inches
    Spread: 
    28 - 30 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Red
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Flower Shade: 
    Deep red and white
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Shade to Shade
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Needs Good Drainage
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Maintenance Notes: 

    This woodland perennial likes rich, loose soil that is evenly moist but also well-drained. At planting time, add lots of compost, humus, or peat moss to the soil to enhance its water retention capabilities. Do not plant in clay soils. Protect from high winds and early frosts.

    Valentine® Dicentra spectabilis 'Hordival' USPP 22,739, Can COPF
  • 1 Review

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    • I've had this plant growing for 20 years in a shady nook beside my porch (fell in love with them on my great-grandmother's farm, where they not hollyhocks marked the shady privy location; lol-to commemorate that fact I have an outhouse birdhouse nested among the plants) Thought they were goners when house painters ground them into the dirt last year, but they've come back beautifully. Foliage is full & green after blooms fade. I keep the soil rich with compost and make sure it stays moist if we haven't had much rain fall, otherwise they're pretty mainetence free. Expanding this year into gold leaved & white.

      Marcia Strode
      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 34 weeks ago
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