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Dicentra eximia

Fringed Bleeding Heart

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Pink, heart-shaped flowers dangle on outstretched stems, anchored within a rosette of deeply-cut, fern-like, silver-green leaves.

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Description:

Fringed Bleeding Heart features pink, heart-shaped flowers that dangle on outstretched stems, anchored within a rosette of deeply-cut, fern-like, silver-green leaves. The flowers bloom May-June and the foliage remains lush and lively throughout the growing season. Cooler spring temperatures prolong the blooms. Fringed Bleeding Heart is similar in appearance to the showy, non-native (but not invasive) Bleeding Heart from Asia (Dicentra spectabilis) except the foliage of Dicentra spectabilis typically dies back along with the flowers and the whole plant goes dormant by mid-summer. Fringed Bleeding Heart grows in rich, moist, well-drained soil, in part shade. It’s a lovely and unique addition to a shady border, woodland garden, rock garden, native wildflower garden, or naturalized garden.

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Flower, Perennial

New Jersey Native: Yes

Bloom Times: Late Spring to Early Summer

Bloom Colors: Pink

Deer Resistance: Some

Salt Tolerance: Unknown

Hardiness Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b

Physiographic Region: Ridge & Valley - RV, Highland - H

Soil Characteristics

Soil Type: Loam, Organic

Soil Moisture: Dry

Soil pH: Slightly Acidic, Neutral, Slightly Alkaline

Light Needs of Plant

Optimal Light: Partial Shade

Light Range: Partial Shade

Water Needs of Plant

Soil Moisture: Dry

Drought Tolerance: Low

Size and Growth Rate

Height: 1 - 1.5 ft

Spread: 1 - 1.5 ft

Growth Rate: Medium