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Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart

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$34.99
This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 30 - 36 Inches
  • Mature Spread 30 - 36 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

Few perennials parallel the unique display of one of the most recognizable mainstays of the shade garden, the old fashioned bleeding heart.  The heart-shaped looms appear each spring above attractive, fern-like foliage. Despite having a fairly short season of interest, the spectacular, interesting flowers more than make up for it. Few maintenance needs, an ability to thrive in darker parts of the yard, and a resistance to deer add to this plant’s appeal.

Add the old fashioned bleeding heart to a shade garden or woodland border. Combining it with other spring bloomers like daffodils creates a fantastic early-season display. Use it with a variety of shade-loving perennials like ferns, hostas, and astilbes. After the bleeding heart enters dormancy in summer, these plants will help to minimize the appearance of any bare spots.

Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart Care

Bleeding hearts prefer a site with full or partial shade. Soil should be well-drained and rich in organic matter. Work compost into the site prior to planting and maintain a mulch layer around the plant. Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer annually after the plant begins to grow each spring. In cooler areas, if the plant is watered and fertilized sufficiently in the spring and early summer, bloom time is extended and the plant will delay entering dormancy. 

Cut the foliage back to the ground after it begins to yellow and collapse, typically once the heat of summer arrives. If you do not want this perennial to seed, snip off spent flower stalks. 

Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart Spacing

The old fashioned bleeding heart has a rounded habit and reaches a height of two to three feet with a similar spread. Space multiple plants about thirty inches apart.

Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 30 - 36 Inches
Mature Spread: 30 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 30 - 36 Inches
Habit: Mounded, Spreading
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: DICENTRA SPECTABILIS
SKU:
1231000869-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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