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Dicentra eximia ‘Luxuriant’ (photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries, Inc.)
Dicentra eximia ‘Luxuriant’ (photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries, Inc.)

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Dicentra eximia

Fringed Bleeding Heart
Papaveraceae
Perennials, Flowers

DICENTRA

Bleeding hearts are delicate-looking plants, with graceful, divided, fernlike foliage. Dainty pendent flowers, usually heart shaped, in pink, rose, yellow, or white on leafless, horizontal to arching stems. In general, dicentras need rich, light, moist, porous soil. Never let water stand around roots. Foliage dies down even in mild-winter climates; mark clumps to avoid digging into roots in dormant season. Short-lived in mild-winter areas.

Dicentra eximia

Native to the northeastern U.S. Forms a tidy clump 1–1 1/2 ft. high and wide. Blue-gray basal leaves are more finely divided than those of D. formosa. Deep rose-pink flowers with short, rounded spurs bloom from midspring into summer. Cut back for second growth and occasional repeat bloom. Does not spread by rhizomes but may extend itself by self-sowing.

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