Bleeding Heart (Dicentra 'Luxuriant') 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
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2011 Great Plant Picks award winner

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Posted by Pat72 (Indianapolis, Indiana - Zone 6a) on Jun 7, 2013 7:30 AM

I have had this plant for three years, and it seems to have more petals each following year.

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Posted by Cyclaminist (Minneapolis, Minnesota - Zone 5a) on Apr 26, 2015 1:17 PM

According to Bleeding Hearts, Corydalis, and Their Relatives, Dicentra 'Luxuriant' is a hybrid of three species of bleeding-heart: Fringed Bleeding Heart (Dicentra eximia) , the Appalachian species, Pacific Bleeding Heart (Dicentra formosa) , the Pacific Coast species, and Komakusa (Dicentra peregrina) , the Japanese and Siberian alpine species.

I used to grow it, but it took a lot of watering, and eventually died. The book also says it doesn't like hot and humid climates, and unfortunately Minneapolis is pretty warm in the summer. Dicentra eximia is much easier to grow here.

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