Super-hardy, carefree Dwarf Bleeding Hearts are covered with pendant blooms of red, pink and white. Flowers appear in spring and continue until fall! At home in deep shade, but very adaptable if kept moist. Attractive foliage adds charm throughout the growing season. Thrives in full shade to partial shade. Grows 12-15" tall. #1 field-grown plants. Zones 3-8. Dicentra eximia, formosa 'Bacchanal', formosa 'Aurora''
Botanical Name: Dicentra formosa 'Bacchanal', formosa 'Aurora' and eximia Mixed
Common Name: Dwarf Bleeding Heart
Form: herbaceous perennial
Root System: fibrous
Sun Exposure: Shade/Partial Shade
Height/Habit: 12" mounding foliage, stems 15"
Spread: 12 - 18"
Spacing: 12 - 18" apart
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8 (-40 degrees F)
Flowering Date: April-October
Duration: many months
Cut Flowers: No
Dried Flowers: No
Shipping Season: Fall
Unique Characterstics: A lovely mix of Dwarf Bleeding Hearts. Tall Bleeding Hearts have a short flowering period in Spring and go dormant soon afterwards. These Dwarfs start blooming in Spring and continue until September-October. In the heat of the Summer you will see less flowers; that why we classify these as Rebloomers.
Flower Color: Pink, White and Red
Flower Form: heart-shaped pendant flowers
Foliage: fern like
Foliage Type: Fern like foliage from blue green to green
Resistance: good to all P & D problems
Soil Requirement: well drained
Additional Information: This mix contains one each of Dic. Formosa 'Bacchanal' (red), Dic. Formosa 'Aurora' (white) and Dic. Eximia (pink)
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I ordered 4 of these. I actually planted them in a large planter to put on my sidewalk along side the house. They are in full sun so I do have to water daily. I actually used leaves from the previous fall in half the pot to fill it up as it is so large and filled the rest with potting soil. One of the bulbs I received didn't look to healthy but I planted it anyway thinking if it doesn't take I'll just call for a replacement. When I put it in I saw a tiny spot of green -after some time the plant made it though and started to grow! Mine are all pink and when one set of flowers die off the next one starts up. They definitely re-bloom as they keep coming back. Would definitely recommend this plant.
"Wow! I actually received the pink dwarf bleeding heart in a grab bag mix, but I'm positive this blend is just as wonderful so I wanted everyone to know about this neat plant! Like I said, I received it in a grab bag, therefore it wasn't something I purposely ordered. I never expected this to quickly become my favorite plant for shade!! Extremely hardy! We were hit with heavy rains with flooding in our area and unfortunately most of the other plants I ordered couldn't handle all the water on them. (My hostas, of course, survived!) I am supremely impressed with the amount of blooms on it at all times. I went on vacation for 2 weeks recently and when I came back, it was still doing wonderfully. It definitely prefers moist soil, but bounces back quickly once watered if its been dry. I do fertilize mine on a semi-regular basis. Mine is in it's 2nd year and it's already at it's mature height! Love it, love it, LOVE IT! I'm ordering more! It's colorful, unique looking, reblooming, and hardy! What more can you ask for in a shade plant?"