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Dicentra hybrid

Hybrid Bleeding Heart
Fumariaceae
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DICENTRA

Delicate looking plants. 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 hybrid

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

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