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Bleeding Heart
Scientific Name: Dicentra spectabilis (L.) Lem.
Family: Fumariaceae
Bleeding Heart (Dicentra  spectabilis)
Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba' at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in late May
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-9,14-24,31-45
USDA: 2-9

Heat Tolerance: In the Southwest deserts, it is better to discard the plants when they finish blooming

Sun Exposure: Shade to light shade

Origin: Japan

Growth Habits: Perennial, up to 2 feet tall (60 cm) or more, 2 feet spread (60 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Seeds, division, or purchase the roots in early winter

Cultural Practices:
After blooming, the foliage dies down to the ground. Bleeding Hearts like well drained soil, rich in organic matter.

Blooming Habits:
White or pink flowers.

Fruiting Habits:

The form 'Alba' breeds true, and can be propagated by seeds.

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