Dicentra x 'King of Hearts'

King of Hearts Bleeding Heart

Newly planted

Newly planted


Family: Papaveraceae

Genus: Dicentra

Category: Perennial

Zones: 3 to 8

Size: To 18" tall and wide

Exposure: Part Shade, Shade


Compact form with foliage to 8" tall and 14" wide, deeply cut and fern-like, blue-green. Heart-shaped rose pink flowers, pendant, to 15" tall on leafless stems in early spring. Flowering stops in high summer heat but may rebloom later. Needs moisture in summer to keep the foliage attractive. Also needs good drainage. Rabbit and deer resistant.



My Experience: 

I purchased a bareroot plant from Michigan Bulb in March 2013 and planted it in the Front Foundation Hedge.

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