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Dicentra - Bleeding Hearts

This old garden favorite, Dicentra (Bleeding Heart) is a graceful perennial, offering a soft green foliage and attractive pink, red or white nodding, heart-shaped flowers coupled with protruding white petals hanging from arching stems above the foliage. The distinctive blooms make it a very elegant addition to the late spring and early summer garden.

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Dicentra 'Amore Pink' (Fern-Leaf Bleeding Heart)

Very floriferous, Dicentra 'Amore Pink' (Fern-Leaf Bleeding Heart) is a compact perennial noted for its beautiful feathery blue-green foliage and its impressive count of soft pink flowers. Blooming over a very long season extending from late spring to late summer, the flowers dangle gracefully above the foliage mound, which remains fresh-looking throughout the growing season. Perfect to brighten shady borders, rock gardens, underplanting shrubs, as edging plant or as a ground cover.

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Dicentra 'Amore Rose' (Fern-Leaf Bleeding Heart)

Very floriferous and vigorous, Dicentra 'Amore Rose' (Fern-Leaf Bleeding Heart) is a compact perennial noted for its beautiful lacy blue-green foliage and its abundant bright rose-pink flowers. Blooming over a very long season extending from late spring to late summer, the flowers dangle gracefully above the foliage mound. Perfect to brighten a shady border.

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Dicentra 'Aurora' (Fern-Leaf Bleeding Heart)

Compact and trouble-free, Dicentra 'Aurora' (Fern-Leaf Bleeding Heart) is a fast-growing, dwarf perennial noted for its arching sprays of large, creamy white, heart-shaped flowers. Blooming over a very long season extending from late spring to late summer, the flowers dangle gracefully above a sumptuous foliage mound of finely-divided, gray-green leaves. An elegant option for a shady border.

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Dicentra 'Burning Hearts' (Fern-Leaf Bleeding Heart)

Incredibly pretty, Dicentra 'Burning Hearts' (Fern-Leaf Bleeding Heart) is a compact, bushy perennial noted for its arching sprays of large, deep cerise-rose, heart-shaped flowers edged in white. Blooming over a very long season extending from late spring to late summer in cool summer climates, the flowers dangle gracefully above a striking foliage mound of feathery, finely-divided, blue-gray leaves. In warmer areas, flowering will stop in the heat of the summer and may start again in late summer to early fall.

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Dicentra 'King of Hearts' (Fern-Leaf Bleeding Heart)

Vigorous, sun and heat tolerant, Dicentra 'King of Hearts' (Fern-Leaf Bleeding Heart) is a compact, bushy perennial noted for its arching sprays of large, deep rose heart-shaped flowers. Blooming over a very long season extending from late spring to early fall in cool summer climates, the flowers dangle gracefully above a sumptuous foliage mound of feathery, finely-divided, blue-green leaves. In warmer areas, flowering will stop in the heat of the summer and may start again in late summer to early fall.

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Dicentra 'Luxuriant' (Fern-Leaf Bleeding Heart)

Everblooming, award-winner Dicentra 'Luxuriant' (Fern-Leaf Bleeding Heart) is a compact herbaceous perennial adorned with a blue-green, finely divided foliage and arching sprays of nodding, heart-shaped, cerise-pink flowers. Blooming over a very long season extending from late spring to early fall, the flowers dangle gracefully above the lush foliage mound. 'Luxuriant' is more sun and heat tolerant than most bleeding heart varieties. Excellent for edging, and very useful for containers.

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Dicentra (Bleeding Hearts)

Appealing to most gardeners, Dicentra (Bleeding Heart) are rhizomatous or tuberous perennials with heart-shaped flowers dangling in arching panicles or racemes above attractively divided leaves. Shade tolerant, they bloom over a long season, extending from late spring to early fall, in cooler climates. In hotter climates, flowering will usually stop in the heat of the summer, but may start again when the weather cools in late summer or early fall. Beautiful in leaf as soon as they sprout, they quickly add their charming blooms and make elegant additions to the garden when combined with other shade-loving perennials.

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Dicentra canadensis (Squirrel Corn)

Native to eastern and central North America, Dicentra canadensis (Squirrel Corn) is a clump-forming, tuberous perennial forming a ravishing clump of lacy, smooth blue-green, finely cut leaves. In mid to late spring, gracefully arching stems are adorned with terminal clusters of 4-8 fragrant, white, heart-shaped flowers, 1/2 in. long (1 cm).

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Dicentra cucullaria (Dutchman's Breeches)

Native to eastern North America, Dicentra cucullaria (Dutchman's Breeches) is a compact, bushy perennial forming a ravishing clump of feathery, blue-green, finely cut leaves. In mid to late spring, gracefully arching stems are studded with pantaloon-shaped white flowers adorned with yellow tips.

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Dicentra eximia (Fringed Bleeding Heart)

Native to the eastern United States, Dicentra eximia (Fringed Bleeding Heart) is a compact, bushy perennial adorned with a ferny, much dissected, gray-green foliage which persists throughout the growing season

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Dicentra formosa 'Bacchanal' (Pacific Bleeding Heart)

Award-winner Dicentra formosa 'Bacchanal' (Pacific Bleeding Heart) is a spreading rhizomatous perennial adorned with a gray-green, finely divided foliage and short racemes of nodding, heart-shaped, deep crimson flowers. Blooming from late spring to early summer, the flowers dangle gracefully above the lush foliage mound.

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Dicentra formosa (Pacific Bleeding Heart)

Native to western North America, Dicentra formosa (Pacific Bleeding Heart) is a wide-spreading rhizomatous perennial adorned with a gray-green, finely divided foliage and short racemes of nodding, heart-shaped, pink flowers flushed with lavender. Up to 10 flowers occur on a one-sided inflorescence. Blooming from early spring to mid summer, the flowers dangle gracefully above the lush foliage mound.

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Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba' (Bleeding Heart)

Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba' (Bleeding Heart) is a graceful perennial that is fabulous to brighten a shady border. In late spring, it bears elegant, arching wands of heart-shaped, pristine white flowers with protruding white petals, which dangle above the fern-like foliage of fresh green leaves.

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Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart' (Bleeding Heart)

Noted for its brilliant gold leaves and peach-colored stems, Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart' (Bleeding Heart) is a graceful perennial that is fabulous to brighten a shady border. In late spring, it bears elegant, arching wands of heart-shaped rose-pink flowers with protruding white petals which dangle above the foliage for several weeks.

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Dicentra spectabilis 'Valentine' (Bleeding Heart)

Noted for its brilliant floral display, Dicentra spectabilis 'Valentine' (Bleeding Heart) is a graceful perennial which produces dozens of arching flower stems adorned with dangling, heart-shaped, rich scarlet-red flowers with protruding white petals. Blooming in late spring to early summer, they add drama in the shady garden.

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