Dicentra – Valentine® – Old-Fashioned Bleeding Heart – Dicentra spectabilis

Garden Height
28 - 30
28 - 30
28 - 30
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Red, White
Light Level
Part Shade to Shade
Proven Selections

Attracts: Bees, Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer

Maintenance Notes
This woodland perennial likes rich, loose soil that is evenly moist but also well-drained. At planting time, add lots of compost, humus, or peat moss to the soil to enhance its water retention capabilities. Do not plant in clay soils. Protect from high winds and early frosts.

Needs Good Drainage

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point

Soil Fertility Average Soil, Fertile Soil

Soil PH Category Acidic Soil, Neutral Soil

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