Dicentra spectabilis

Dutchman's Breeches, Lady's Locket

These shade-loving perennials are popular because of their fine-textured fernlike foliage and heart-shaped flowers. Bleeding Hearts require rich, moist, well-drained soil and are excellent companion plants with begonias, columbines, epimediums, ferns, fuchsias, hellebores, primroses and other woodland plants. In mild climate regions of the country they become short-lived perennials.
Dicentra spectabilis, Dutchman's Breeches, Lady's Locket
A long-time favorite grown for Valentine's Day. It has showy stalks of pendulous, heart-shaped flowers. Long-lived and vigorous, it goes dormant in summer. Self-sows.

Attributes - Dicentra spectabilis

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Late Spring through Early Summer

Flower Color: Pink, Red

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 2 ft. to 3 ft.

Width: 1 ft. 6 in.

Sunlight: Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Cut Flowers. Susceptible to Root Rot.

Related Plants

Dicentra x 'Luxuriant', Dicentra 'Zestful', Dicentra eximia, Dicentra eximia 'Snowdrift', Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'
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