General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Plant Height: 24 inches
Plant Spread: 24 inches - 36 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit 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
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2003 Great Plant Picks award winner

Common names
  • Bleeding Heart
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Lamprocapnos spectabilis
  • Synonym: Dicentra spectabilis

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  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Dec 3, 2011 5:10 PM concerning plant:
    I'm excited about this particular Bleeding Heart! It's so beautiful and I love it! The combination of the leaves and the flowers is stunning! It's truly worth searching for, if even getting it through mail order! When it's in bloom with the beautiful colored leaves every year, I just can't quit looking at it! A winner of a Bleeding Heart!
Plant Events from our members
Catmint20906 On April 24, 2015 Bloomed
MissMew On October 24, 2017 Transplanted
Installed 2 in Back path west
MissMew On June 5, 2017 Obtained plant
Suzanne (Connon)
dnrevel On May 9, 2022 Plant emerged
Small plant emerged. Added leaf mulch to protect it, and watered it. Will keep an eye on it to see if it needs a better spot with more moisture.
dnrevel On April 15, 2021 Transplanted
Planted in Northeast shade corner of the rear garden, by the garden gate, in April.
dnrevel On April 14, 2021 Obtained plant
Bought at local nursery, Turners.
LyraLu On March 16, 2022 Potted up
Sprouting tuber
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