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Scientific name: Dicentra spectabilis       di-sen-tra   spek-ta-bil-is

Common name: Common Bleeding Heart

Design Characteristics

Height  18-36"
Spread  20-30"
Form  upright-spreading
Texture  medium-fine
Flower color
& shape
 pink with white
 tear drop
Leaf color  green
Time of bloom  April-June

Horticultural Characteristics

Light
requirement
 partial shade, with
 morning full sun
Soil
requirement
 moist, woodsy
Propagation
method
 divide when dormant
 rhizome must contain
 an eye (bud)
USDA Hardiness Zone   3-9

Miscellaneous

Peculiarities/Problems   susceptible to broadleaf herbicides,
 especially 2,4-D
Uses  mid-border
 wooded, semi-shaded areas
Comments  deeply divided leaves give lacey
 texture