Tell us your Favorite Shade Plants: Dicentra 'Gold Heart'

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Tell us your Favorite Shade Plants

By dave
January 20, 2016

We're putting together a list of the ATP members' favorite shade plants! Come on in and read how to nominate your favorites! We will later publish a final article on the top picks.

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Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Jan 24, 2016 8:40 AM CST
This has to be one of my favorite shade plants of all time. Bleeding Hearts are all very nice, but "Gold Heart' actually glows in the shade. The specific yellow/gold shade of the leaves makes it really pop in the shade. The unique thing too is that that foliage color not only accents the gorgeous pink hearts, but the color also places a "light" so to speak, and highlights plants in the surrounding area too. (Thanks Marilyn..nice pic!)

Tracey
Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Enjoys or suffers hot summers Houseplants Foliage Fan Butterflies Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers
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DebbieC
Jan 24, 2016 9:00 AM CST
I agree It's a fantastic Bleeding Heart and really brightens up the shade garden. It's like having a glow in the dark plant. Beautiful.
Name: felisa
bensenville, il (chicagoland a (Zone 5a)
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frahnzone5
Jan 25, 2016 5:09 PM CST
Of all my shade plants this is by far the most spectacular. And the show lasts a long time. Dicentra 'Golden Heart' does not go dormant in my garden until the end of July/beginning of August. I agree
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Forum moderator Hybridizer Tomato Heads Pollen collector Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Cat Lover
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Garden Photography Seed Starter Region: Wisconsin
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magnolialover
Jan 25, 2016 6:17 PM CST
Felisa, it does not go dormant until fall here! The foliage stays nice and glowy all through the summer. Thank you for your comments!
Tracey
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Replace your lawn with a garden!
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Bee Lover Sedums
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foraygardengirl
Jan 25, 2016 8:44 PM CST
Love Gold Heart... Early to show in the spring, and I don't have to cut it down until fall. Very nice lush looking plant, and the foliage lights up your shade garden.
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