Bleeding Heart (Dicentra 'Red Fountain') in the Bleeding Hearts Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Plant Height: 10 - 12 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Other: Powdery blue-grey leaves.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Heart shaped cherry/red flowers.
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Other: Bloom period can be extended by removing the spent blooms.
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
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
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Nov 19, 2011 1:43 AM

This is a very nice smaller variety of Dicentra, a cross between D Exinia x D Peregrina.

Nice clumping form with the flowers carried above the foliage. Prefers humus rich soil that is kept evenly moist.

Deer and rabbit resistant.

Will go dormant if the weather gets to hot, or doesn't get enough water.

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