There are few plants as romantic, iconic, and intriguing as the Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis ''). The Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart is a showy, reliable, and fun choice for your spring garden. This shade-loving and classic variety offers an exceptional spring sight with its bright pink heart-shaped blooms.
All it takes is one glance at the Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart to understand why this plant is a garden must-have. With racemes that erupt with blooms as elegant, stunning, and unique as high-fashion jewelry and foliage that holds its own in light of the breathtaking blooms, a Bleeding Heart is a true joy to grow.
The Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart produces strings of perfectly plump and delightfully pink outer petals and white inner petals that form the "drop." These lovely flowers offer a classic and elegant display come late spring. And it's impossible not to love how these flowers dangle and drip, creating one of the most unique garden sensations you will find.
Make the most of every inch of your garden with a Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart. It loves shade and won't make a fuss if you let it do its thing. It goes dormant in summer, so when this perennial reappear in spring, you'll be delighted once again.
It pairs well with other shade-lovers like hostas, coral bells, and columbine. In fact, when paired with hostas, you can anticipate that your hostas will fill in as your Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart bids your garden adieu.
Bleeding Hearts like full or partial shade and well-drained soil. When kept happy, they will self-seed.
If your garden has yet to be blessed with a Bleeding Heart, the Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart is a great start. Be sure to prepare your camera, this photogenic beauty is sure to steal your heart and the show.
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Dicentra spectabilis|
|Mature Height||2 - 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Flower Color||Pink, White|
|When To Prune||After Foliage Yellows|