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‘Gold Heart’ Bleeding heart

Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart'

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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 CharacteristicsGolden foliage. Leaves may aggravate skin allergies.

CareGrow in fertile, well-drained slightly alkaline soil in partial to full shade. Allow to self-sow. Cut back after foliage yellows and withers. 

PropagationSow seeds in cold frame when ripe; divide in spring.

ProblemsSlugs and snails can attack new foliage. Powdery mildew, rust, fungal leaf spot, and verticillium wilt.

  • Genus : Dicentra
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds, Showy Foliage
  • Uses : Containers, Shade
  • Bloom Time : Late Spring, Spring
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Light : Partial Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink, White
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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