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Dicentra spectabilis ‘Valentine’
Bleeding Heart

 

Dicentra spectabilis ‘Valentine’  features graceful, powdery grey-green foliage with a somewhat fern-y appearance. Striking cherry-red, heart-shaped flowers with protruding white inner petals borne on one side of and hanging in a row from long, arching, burgundy stems appear above the foliage in mid to late spring.

Performs best in a rich, moist soil with partial shade, or at least protection from hot afternoon sun. After flowering, Bleeding Heart should be cut back to rejuvenate the foliage. Even still, these often go completely dormant by midsummer, to return again the following spring.

 

 

 

 

Optimal Growing
Conditions
Appearance and
Characteristics
Sun Exposure
Partial Shade
Full ShadeSoil Type
Normal
Sandy
ClaySoil pH
Neutral
Alkaline
AcidSoil Moisture
Average
MoistCare Level
Easy
Flower Colour
RedBlooming Time
Early Summer
Late SpringFoliage Color
Grey GreenPlant Uses & Characteristics
Accent: Good Texture/Form
Border
Containers
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Massed
Poisonous/Toxic
Specimen
WoodlandFlower Head Size
MediumHeight
60-75 cm
23-29 inches

Spread
45-60 cm
18-23 inches

Foot Traffic
None

Growth Rate
Medium