Bleeding heart is a member of the Lamprocapnos family. Its botanical name is Lamprocapnos spectabilis. The scientific name epithet spectabilis means 'spectacular'.
Heart-shaped flowers hang from long stalks held horizontally.
A spring ephemeral. Foliage dies back by mid summer.
Formally known as Dicentra spectabilis.Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to Persian pink and White. Leaves usually appear in Dark pastel green colour. It is a flower / ornamental that typically grows as a perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Normally growing to a mature height of 90.0 cm (2.93 feet), Bleeding heart grows with a clump-forming habit. This plant tends to bloom in mid spring. Some varieties of Bleeding heart you may like to consider growing are: Alba, White Heart, Burning hearts, Gold Heart, and Old fashioned.
Bleeding heart is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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After blooming, leave foliage until it begins to yellow at the end of season, then remove – this allows the leaves to soak up as much sunlight as possible before the frost.Try to plant in a location that enjoys dappled sun / full shade and remember to water moderately. Zone 3 to 9 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Bleeding heart needs a clay soil with a ph of 6.0 to 7.0 (weakly acidic soil - neutral soil). Bleeding heart is generally regarded as a very hardy plant, so this plant will tend to go dormant over the long winter months.
Seeds must be sown while fresh.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Bleeding heart so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Bleeding heart so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Bleeding heart plants:
Old fashioned bleeding heart, Venus's car, Lady in a bath, Dutchman's trousers, Lyre-flower
Misspellings: Bleeding-heart, Old-Fashioned Bleeding Heart
31 Aug 2011
Pristine white flowers simply sparkle through bright green, lacy foliage. Dappled shade and lots of water result in long blooming season and foliage lasting well into August here in Nova Scotia.
19 May 2011
Wonderful mid spring blooms with a distinctive shape, especially well suited to places with plenty of rainfall and moderate spring temperatures. I love growing them.