- Full Shade to Partial Sun (0 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 12 - 18 Inches
- Mature Spread 18 - 24 Inches
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
- Use As A Filler In Containers
Wild Bleeding Heart, botanically known as Dicentra eximia, is an American Beauties Native perennial that is found on forest floors, wooded slopes, and rocky woods in the Appalachian Mountains. It features attractive, blueish-green, fern-like foliage that provides a lovely texture. Arches of deep pink-red, heart-shaped flowers appear in April to July with a possible fall bloom depending on your climate.
The uniquely shaped, delicate flowers provide valuable nectar for migrating hummingbirds and native bumblebees, particularly when few other flowers are in bloom. Wild Bleeding Heart grows in Hardiness Zones 3-8; it prefers lower temperatures and flowers profusely in cooler summers. When grown in favorable conditions, it reaches heights of 18 inches with a spread of 18-24 inches. Wild Bleeding Heart will slowly colonize by rhizomes over time and is not palatable to deer and rabbits.
Wild Bleeding Heart Care
This perennial thrives when planted in partial to full shade areas. It prefers moist, well-draining, neutral to slightly acidic soils amended with plenty of organic matter. Wild Bleeding Heart will tolerate dappled sunlight as long as the soil remains moist. It will not tolerate soggy winter soil or excessive periods of drought.
Wild Bleeding Heart is a carefree plant and doesn’t require much maintenance. The deeply cut foliage remains fresh until close to dormancy. You can trim back any brown foliage that may occur in the heat of summer. Be mindful that all parts of Dicentras have isoquinoline alkaloids that can cause skin irritation after repeated contact and are toxic if consumed in large quantities.
Wild Bleeding Heart Spacing
Wild Bleeding Heart is an excellent choice for rock, pollinator, and native perennial shade gardens, walkways and wooded areas. Space each plant at least 18 inches apart to accommodate its mature width.
Wild Bleeding Heart Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennial|
|Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Sun (0 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 12 - 18 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Habit: Mounded, Spreading|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit, Disease, Pests & Insects|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting|
|Features: Cut Flowers, Native to North America|
|Brand: American Beauties Native Plants|
|Common Name: Wild Bleeding Heart|
|Other Name(s): Wild Bleeding Heart|
|Scientific Name: Dicentra eximia|
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.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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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.