Common name: Bleeding hearts
Dicentra has wonderful and unique flowers, each one looking like a pink heart which has been split at the bottom with the white contents dripping out, giving them the very appropriate common name of bleeding hearts. The flowers hang from arching stems from late spring to mid-summer. Other varieties are available with red, pink or white flowers.
Dicentra spectabilis grows best in a fertile, moist but well-drained soil in a spot out of full sun.
They can be propagated by division in late winter.
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