Bleeding Heart (Dicentra 'King of Hearts') in the Bleeding Hearts Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 10 to 18 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Leaves are grayish blue-green. The plant may go dormant in summer if conditions are too hot and dry.
Fruiting Time: Other: Because this plant is a hybrid, the flowers are infertile, meaning that the plant does not produce seed.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Fall
Other: Because the flowers are infertile, the plant keeps blooming from late spring to fall without deadheading. To keep it looking its best, remove flower stalks after flowers finish blooming.
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Will Naturalize
Toxicity: Other: may cause skin irritation
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Root
Division
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2011 Great Plant Picks award winner

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Date: 2007-09-27Photo courtesy Terra Nova Nurseries Inc, www.terranovanurseries.c
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2010-05-05
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2009-05-07
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Location: Northern Illinois (Zone 5a)Date: 2016-05-30
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Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Photo courtesy of Longfield Gardens
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Comments:
Posted by Cyclaminist (Minneapolis, Minnesota - Zone 5a) on Apr 26, 2015 1:22 PM

According to Bleeding Hearts, Corydalis, and Their Relatives, Dicentra 'King of Hearts' is a hybrid of three bleeding-hearts: Komakusa (Dicentra peregrina) , the Japanese and Siberian alpine species, crossed with a hybrid of Oregon bleeding heart (Dicentra formosa subsp. oregona) , the southern Oregonian and northern Californian subspecies of the Pacific Coast species, and Fringed Bleeding Heart (Dicentra eximia) , the Appalachian species. It was developed by Marion Ownbey of Washington State University. It's like Dicentra peregrina in preferring cool temperatures and having bluish gray-green leaves.

I've grown it for several years in a spot with morning sun and shade for most of the rest of the day. Last year I finally divided it and now have four or five small plants around an Azalea (Rhododendron 'Rosy Lights') bush.

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Posted by Frillylily (springfield MO area - Zone 6a) on Jun 13, 2017 9:38 PM

had this for 3 summers, puny, never did grow any larger than it was when I planted it, on the east side of my house. It came back both winters and it did bloom. Just did not grow. Finally tossed it.

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