Dicentra formosa

Dicentra formosa

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Native Wildflower | Hardy to Zone 3
SKU 27913
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Item Form
Bareroot
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Key Characteristics
Zone

3 - 9

Mature Height

18 IN

Mature Width

18 IN

Sun / Shade

Part Shade, Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Dicentra formosa

A native wildflower of Canada and the western United States, this bleeding heart produces small clusters of heart-shaped pink flowers that sit atop separate stems and weep over the fern-like, blue-green foliage. The blooms attract hummingbirds and make lovely cut flowers.

It has a mounding habit, growing 18 inches tall and wide, shown to best effect when massed or grouped; but its extensive rhizome systems also spread to establish colonies. Although quite cold hardy, western bleeding heart must be kept mulched with decaying humus, especially in cold winters.

Product Details

Item Form Bareroot
Genus Dicentra
Species formosa
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low 3
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Part Shade, Shade
Bloom Color Pink
Bloom Season Start Early Spring
Bloom Season End Mid Summer
Foliage Color Blue Green
Resistance Cold Hardy
Special Features Hummingbird Lovers
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers
Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, PR, VI
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