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Bleeding Heart 'Valentine'

  • Scientific Name: Dicentra spectabilis 'Valentine'
  • Garden: Rain Garden
  • Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous
  • Sun/Shade Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Moisture Requirements: Moist/Well-Drained

Plant Information

Old-fashioned bleeding heart. Dark pink flowers with white centers bloom April through May. Grows 24-36" tall and wide in full to part shade. Foliage dies back when soils get warm in the summer. Zones 3-9. Great cut flower.
Culture: Dicentras are deciduous perennials that thrive in rich, well-drained soil in full to partial shade and regular water in the summer months.

Maintenance: Very easy, low-maintenance plants. Cool soil will help the foliage last longer. Once the leaves turn yellow, cut stems to the ground in summer (for D. spectabalis) or fall (for other species). Some varieties spread by runners or reseed.

Additional qualities: Attracts hummingbirds, deer resistant, good cut flower.

Pest and Disease: Powdery mildew, aphids, slugs and snails.

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