- USDA Hardiness Zones 3-9
- Height 18-24 Inches Tall
- Spread 2-3 Feet Wide
- Light Requirement is Full Shade to Partial Shade
- Gold Heart Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis) is a unique twist on the classic and elegant version of a Bleeding Heart perennial. It's got the same long stalk of delicate heart-shaped pink and white flowers, but they bloom above golden to chartreuse foliage. Gold Heart performs like this with only partial sun. This is the perfect little plant for the front of a shady garden bed or as a partly shaded container's filler. Gold Heart is hardy to the cold of zone 3 and tolerant of heat up to zone 9.
Hummingbirds and bees love Gold Heart Bleeding Heart blooms, and so will anyone who sees the flower growing in your garden or added to a cut flower arrangement or bouquet. Plant a few in special garden locations to add delicate color and be sure to put at least one in a raised bed or container where you can be at eye level with the flower stalk. The plants reach about 2 feet height and 2 to 3 feet wide. Bleeding hearts are good focal points in wooded gardens, and deer tend to avoid the plants.
Gold Heart Bleeding Heart Care
Plant Gold Heart Bleeding Heart in a partly shady to shady spot and watch it grow. It will flower best with morning sun and the golden leaves might be a little more chartreuse than golden if planted in full shade. Avoid placing your bleeding heart in afternoon sun in warmer regions. The plants need consistent watering. Remove stems with faded flowers for a second bloom in regions with cooler summers. Apply a small amount of balanced or slow-release fertilizer around the outside of the plant in early spring.
Gold Heart Bleeding Heart Spacing
Gold Heart Bleeding Heart is an excellent companion to other shade lovers such as columbines and ferns. Space your bleeding heart plants about 2 to 3 feet from one another or other plants to give them room to grow.
Gold Heart Bleeding Heart Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-9|
|Flower Color(s): Pink & White|
|Bloom Period: Late Winter|
|Foliage Color(s): Yellow|
|Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade|
|Height Class: Medium|
|Height: 18-24 Inches|
|Spread: 2-3 Feet|
|Spacing: 2-3 Feet|
|Drought Tolerant: No|
|Attracts: Hummingbirds & Bees|
|Features: Foliage Interest|
|Scientific Name: Gold Heart' Dicentra spectabilis|
|Common Name: Gold Heart Bleeding Heart|
|Other Name(s): Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart; Asian Bleeding-Heart|
|Brand: Proven Selections|
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.