Bleeding Heart (Dicentra 'Ivory Hearts') in the Bleeding Hearts Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Other: The plant can be ephemeral and disappear when the weather warms. It regrows in fall or the following spring. The Fringed-leaf varieties will repeat bloom throughout the summer.
Flowers: Showy
Uses: Will Naturalize
Toxicity: Other: may cause skin irritation
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: The seeds need a period of freezing temperatures.
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: To start seeds indoors, place in pot. Put the pot in a plastic bag and place in the freezer for 6-8 weeks. Remove the pot after that time and allow to germinate and grow in regular seedling conditions.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Divide after flowering
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP15,599 (2005)


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Posted by Cyclaminist (Minneapolis, Minnesota - Zone 5a) on May 30, 2016 9:55 PM

According to Bleeding Hearts, Corydalis, and Their Relatives, this is a Japanese hybrid between Komakusa (Dicentra peregrina) , the Japanese and Siberian alpine species, and Dicentra eximia 'Alba', a white-flowered variety of the Appalachian species. It was bred by Akira Shiozaki, who also bred Bleeding Heart (Dicentra 'Candy Hearts') and Bleeding Heart (Dicentra 'Burning Hearts') .

It doesn't like hot and humid summers, like its parent D. peregrina, but it's also a gorgeous plant and can be grown in a spot with morning sun.

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Dicenta for ID please by bonitin Apr 29, 2012 1:29 PM 3

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