Dicentra

Dicentra

Most Dicentras have great foliage that is an asset when the plant is not in bloom.  Their varying shades of gray-green to blue-gray are perfect compliments to many other broader-leaved woodland plants.   Dicentras prefer fertile, humus-rich, moisture-retentive, free-draining soil.  Don't allow them to get too dry during the summer months.  Keep soil moist and cool in order to have the foliage last longer, particularly the taller ones.  Otherwise the foilage will yellow and should be cut back.  The heart shaped flower that this plant produces is sure to accent any shaded garden area.  Companion plants include narcissus, hosta, asarum, epimedium and astilbes. 

Specifications

  • Common Name: Bleeding Heart
  • Zone: 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
  • Bloom: Summer | Late Summer | Early Fall
  • Growth: 6-12 Inches
  • Exposure: Partial Shade | Full Shade
  • Water: Average