Burning Hearts Bleeding Heart
'Burning Hearts' PPAF
Simply the longest-blooming Dicentra we have ever seen, this lovely Bleeding Heart offers striking two-toned flowers all summer long! Perfect for garden or container, this shade-lover is a splendid addition to any garden.
The flowers have a lovely locket shape and two bright colors: rich rosy red surrounded by a clean white edge. They appear above deeply divided glaucous blue-gray foliage with a ferny look on compact, nicely mounded plants in shade to partial sun. Be sure to give 'Burning Hearts' plenty of water and enriched soil. Keeping the plant well hydrated is the key to its long bloomtime. When stressed for water, it will begin its dormancy period.
Great vigor is another merit of Burning Hearts. It sets more flowers over a much longer period than older varieties, yet retains its very compact, mounded form. Just 10 to 12 inches tall and 15 to 18 inches wide, it is a fine choice for the border or container.
Burning Hearts is a glorious addition to the shade. Find a place of honor for this exceptional new perennial! Zones 4-7.
|Zone||4 - 9|
|Bloom Season||Mid Spring - Late Summer|
|Plant Height||10 in - 12 in|
|Plant Width||15 in - 18 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Repeat Bloomer, Season Extenders, Award Winner|
|Bloom Color||Multi-Color, Red, Rose, White|
|Foliage Color||Blue, Gray|
|Light Requirements||Part Shade, Shade|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Cold Hardy, Heat Tolerant|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|
Set plants 12 to 24 inches apart, depending on species. Choose a shady or partly shaded location, where the soil is rich, humusy and well-drained. D. x ‘Luxuriant’ can be grown in full sun also.
Plants should be watered during periods of drought. We recommend a summer mulch to help conserve moisture, as well as a protec tive mulch in winter. D. spectabilis tends to go dormant in midsummer, so plant a companion plant (i.e. Anemone vitifolia) and avoid accidentally digging up the plants. It is unlikely that division will become necessary, but if it does, divide in spring.
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Tips for gardening in particularly hot, dry climates:
1. Water with a drip system whenever possible – soak the bed slowly and thoroughly to a depth of 10" to 12".
2. Watering deeply every 3 to 5 days is preferable to a shallow daily watering.
3. Water in the early morning, so foliage has time to dry.
4. Add a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch or similar material to aid in water retention and help keep the roots cool during hot weather.