Bleeding heart

Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart'

Photo/Illustration: 
Linda Wesley
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Bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart')
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Genus:  Dicentra
Golden yellow foliage emerges from the ground in early spring and is soon accompanied by rosy-pink broken hearts that open in succession for nearly a month as the stems elongate.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Golden foliage. Leaves may aggravate skin allergies.
Care:  Grow in fertile, well-drained slightly alkaline soil in partial to full shade. Allow to self-sow. Cut back after foliage yellows and withers. 
Propagation:  Sow seeds in cold frame when ripe; divide in spring.
Problems:  Slugs and snails can attack new foliage. Powdery mildew, rust, fungal leaf spot, and verticillium wilt.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Part Shade Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Late Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Pink Yarrow,
White
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Suitable as Annual,
Trellis,
Container
Style
Cottage Garden,
Shade
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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