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Dicentra formosa (Pacific Bleeding Heart)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 18947



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Papaverales
Family: Fumariaceae
Genus: Dicentra
Species: Dicentra formosa
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Perennial
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 6a (to -5 F / -21 C)
  • 6b (to 0 F / -18 C)
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm)
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Flowering Start edit
  • April
Flowering End edit
  • August
Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Medium
Leaf Shape edit
  • Lobed
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Suitable For edit
  • Border/Bed
  • Cottage Garden
  • Flower Arranging/Drying
  • Low Maintenance Garden
  • Woodland Garden
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
Soil Types edit
  • Dry
  • Well-drained
  • Moist
Soil pH edit
  • 6.0 - 6.4 (Slightly acidic)
  • 6.5 - 6.9 (Very slightly acidic)
  • 7.0 (Neutral)
  • 7.1 - 7.5 (Very slightly alkaline)
Bloom Colour edit
  • Pink
Wildlife Value edit
  • Hummingbirds
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Seed
  • Division
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
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Members who grow this plant also grow...
  Galanthus nivalis (Snowdrop)
  Dicentra formosa alba (Bleeding Heart)
  Dicentra formosa 'Langtrees'
  Hosta 'Sea Thunder'


Contributors For This Plant
Droopy (10087)
  Canadian Chelsea (41)
Frank (2698)
Netty (13946)
Penny (7)


Gardens Containing This Plant
Droopy's Garden
Jewell's Garden
 Canadian Chelsea's Garden
 wilkinsbecky's Garden
 Cayuga Morning's Garden
 vineyardflute's Garden


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Droopy (10087) wrote on May 30 2008
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A trouble-free perennial that can be used as ground cover and provides blooms all summer. Does well in part shade as well as full sun. May be invasive but is easily removed from where it's unwanted.

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  Canadian Chelsea (41) wrote on Jun 21 2009
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Beautiful, long-lasting flowers with delicate "fern-like" foilage. The hummingbirds love this plant.

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Penny (7) wrote on Sep 02 2009
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Another pretty one.

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