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Dicentra 'Spectablis'

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Common Name

Bleeding Hearts



Dicentra 'Spectablis'

About This Plant

One of the oldest but still irreplacable perennials in cultivation. Old-fashioned Bleeding Hearts form large, bushy clumps of powdery-green foliage comprised of cut or lobed leaves on fleshy stems. In late spring, chains of puffy heart-shaped flowers with rose-pink petals and white tips dangle beneath the arching, leafless stems. These racemes make delightful additions to fresh bouquets, lasting about 2 weeks in a vase. In cooler climates with adequate moisture, the bloom time may be extended into early summer.


Attracts hummingbirds and deer resistant


  • Width: 30 in
  • Height: 30 in
  • Bloom Time: Late spring
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Zone: Zone 3
  • Light Conditions: Part shade to shade

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