Plant FinderPlant Finder Graphic
Dicentra ‘King of Hearts’ (photo courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.)
Dicentra ‘King of Hearts’ (photo courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.)

Click to Enlarge

Zone
Zones A1-A3, 1-9, 14-24, 31-45
Partial SunNo Sun
Partial, Shade
Regular Water
Moderate

Dicentra hybrids

Hybrid Bleeding Heart
Fumariaceae
Perennials

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 hybrids

D. eximia and D. formosa cross freely to yield hybrids, many of which have been named. The most commonly cultivated grow to 1–1 1/2 ft. high and 1 1/2–2 ft. across (eventually spreading more widely) and bloom from spring into summer.

You Might Also Like...

Dicentra

Bleeding hearts are delicate-looking plants, with graceful, divided, fernlike foliage. Dainty pendent ...

Campanula takesimana

Native to much of the northern hemisphere. Flat, basal rosette spreads vigorously by underground runne...

Cornus sericea ‘Hedgerow’s Gold’

Foliage is variegated green and gold. Red stems.

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

View Maps Learn More

Advertisement